Saint Lucia Premier League (SLP) T20 tournament all set to return in October 

Following a three-year hiatus, the Saint Lucia Premier League (SLP) T20 tournament is back on stream. The franchise-based tournament is scheduled to bowl off on Friday, October 13, 2023

Saint Lucia Premier League (SLP) T20 tournament all set to return in October 
Saint Lucia Premier League (SLP) T20 tournament all set to return in October 

Castries, Saint Lucia: Following a three-year hiatus, the Saint Lucia Premier League (SLP) T20 tournament is back on stream. The franchise-based tournament is scheduled to bowl off on Friday, October 13, 2023. 

This year’s tournament has attracted the likes of West Indies players Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher. The destructive opening pair will represent the 2019 runners-up South Castries Cricket Association (SCCA) and Rahkeem Cornwall, Gros Islet Knights (GIK).

Teams were engaged this past weekend in the player draft picking order before the official Player Draft scheduled for this coming Saturday at the Bay Gardens Marina Heaven from 7:00 p.m.

 The eight franchise teams confirmed for this year are Group A: Micoud Eagles (ME), City Blasters (CB), Gros Islet Knights (GIK), and South Castries Lions (SCL). Group B: Laborie Pride (LP), Soufriere Stumpers (SS), Mon Repos Pioneers (MRP) and 2019 defending champions Choiseul Craft Masters (CC). 

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports of Saint Lucia is on the drive to uplift the sports sector. 

Earlier, On August 27, 2023, the 2nd annual Little Sisters in Netball Tournament was held. The competition featured three teams: Ravens, Blue Lightning, and Queen Bees, all vying for the championship trophy. 

The teams played in a round robin format, and the top two teams advanced to the finals. Defending champions Ravens faced off against Queen Bees in the finals, and after the final whistle blew, Ravens successfully defended their title.

Individual awards were presented to the following players: Kevlin Fostin of Ravens for Most Improved Player, Aliah Francis of Blue Lightning for Most Improved Player, Roshantaii Theodore of Queen Bees for Most Improved Player, Sherise Joseph of Ravens for Most Valuable Player, Rhea Jn Philip of Queen Bees for Most Valuable Player, Melanie George of Blue Lightning for Most Valuable Player, Sherise Joseph of Ravens for Best Attacking Player, Rhea Jn Philip of Queen Bees for Best Defending Player, and Kiana Joseph for Best Shooter.

In addition, a small financial contribution and token of appreciation were presented to Ms. Sharon Moses, a senior member of the community who initiated netball in the community of Fond St. Jacques and coached the Jacques netball team.