HOLDERS Jamaica will face Barbados at Exchange in the central community of Couva, when the Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament opens on Thursday, in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Jamaicans captured the title for the fifth time by blowing away Guyana by 218 runs in the final of the Tournament last year at Windsor Park in the Dominica capital of Roseau. Trinidad & Tobago placed third ahead of Barbados, with St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, St. Lucia and the hosts trailing the field.
The tournament this year fields six teams – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as well as composite sides pooling the talent of the North Windward Islands of Dominica and St. Lucia, and the South Windward Islands of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Each of the teams will play the other once in a round-robin competition, featuring five rounds of 50 overs-a-side matches – all played in and around the central Trinidadian community of Couva – with the two teams accumulating the most points qualifying for the Final to determine the winner on Sunday, August 16, at the National Cricket Centre.