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‘Step In The Right Direction’: New Women’s CPL

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The 2022 Championship Will Contain the Barbados Royals, Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors

Nikita Miller, a former Jamaican and West Indies cricket player, calls the upcoming Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) “a step in the right direction.” Three teams, the Barbados Royals, Trinbago Knight Riders, and Guyana Amazon Warriors, made up of local and foreign players, will compete for the 2022 championship.

Stafanie Taylor, a West Indies women’s captain, will captain the Amazon Warriors, while Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews, two more great regional players, will head Knight Riders and the Royals, respectively.

It is not unusual to hold a women’s Twenty20 (T20) cricket tournament in the Caribbean, but the CPL platform is anticipated to bring better competence and eventually boost player recognition and growth.

Miller went on to tell journalists that it was a positive move since it will offer possibilities for domestic young players who would otherwise not get an opportunity to play for the senior women’s team. They will get a chance to to compete against international grade players.

According to CPL organizers, 33 regional players were selected in a draft and distributed equally among the three teams.

Each side is also planning to recruit three foreign players, raising their individual squads’ total to 14. Given that the CPL has led the men’s top-tier T20 competition in the region since 2013, for many cricket fans in the region, it is a long-delayed breakthrough.

The exposure for the region’s women might be priceless, according to Junior Bennett, the chief selector for Jamaican cricket and an athletic director of the senior men’s squad.

In a press release, Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt praised the 3 trailblazing clubs who have so gladly come on board and said the historic competition represents a tremendous upward stride for the regional sport.