West Indies superstar trio all set to lead three franchises of Women’s T20 Tournament

Matthews will lead the Barbados Royals team while Taylor will captain Guyana Amazon Warriors; on the other hand, Deandra Dottin will skipper Trinbago Knight Riders.

West Indies superstar trio all set to lead three franchises of Women's T20 Tournament
West Indies superstar trio all set to lead three franchises of Women's T20 Tournament

Caribbean: The historic Women’s Caribbean Premier League will be bowled in August and get the captains for their three franchises. The three West Indies superstar all-rounders Hayley Mathews, Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin will lead the franchise of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League. 

Matthews will lead the Barbados Royals team while Taylor will captain Guyana Amazon Warriors; on the other hand, Deandra Dottin will skipper Trinbago Knight Riders.

Around 11 local players chosen from a pool of 33 players will be comprised in each franchise, and the players were identified by a Cricket West Indies selection committee. The selection will be complemented by three overseas signings, which further bring each squad to 14 players. 

Further, Ricky Skerrit, who is CWI president, stated, “The women’s version of the CPL will be inaugurated and represent a huge upward step for West Indies cricket.”

Royals, earlier known as Barbados Tridents, will feature various players such as leading West Indies players Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher and Chinelle Henry, and Amazon Warriors will also be witnessed bost in their ranks with the international players such as Shamilia Connell and the hometown pair of Shemaine Campbelle and Cherry-Ann Fraser.

TKR will have the Barbadian Knight twins, Kyshona and Kycia, along with hometown star Anisa Mohammed.

“The Caribbean and particularly Barbados is known as a place that has always been incredible in cricket and will have a team in the region that will serve as a pillar of growth for the game of women in and around the island nation, was such an exciting opportunity for us at the Barbados Royals,” said Royals chief executive, Jake Lush McCrum.

Added Amazon Warriors owner Bobby Ramroop: “The Guyana Amazon Warriors family is happy to be at the frontline of advancing Women’s cricket, both in the region and across the globe, and we are hopeful that this newest format will provide a platform for empowering female athletes, as well as highlighting inspiring role models for young girls.”