The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago, will give a massive boost to regional women’s cricket when they host two playoff matches in Trinidad towards the back end of the tournament.
Officials of the CPL will announce plans for the matches today at a press conference at the La Boucan Room at the Hilton Trinidad in Port-of-Spain at 12.30 pm.
Guardian Media understands that the organisers of the CPL had an idea to have two women’s matches prior to the Qualifier II on October 8 and the final carded for October 12.
The matches, which have the blessing of Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), are expected to be a 20-over affair for October 8 and a ten-over affair for the final. It is understood that the matches will be carried “live” across the world both on television and radio and the women will get a chance to showcase their talent on this major platform.
According to one official close to the situation, this will be big for women’s cricket in the region.
“This is really a great move by the CPL to have this match. This will be big for our women’s cricketers because not only will they be able to play in front a huge crowd at Lara Stadium, they will also get into millions of homes across the globe because of the broadcast.”