St. George’s, Grenada – Windwards Super 50 commenced today with clashes Grenada vs. St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) vs. Dominica. The 50 overs tournament is hosted in Grenada from September 29 – October 3.
This is the first senior men’s tournament by the Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB) since the pandemic started in 2020. The last tournament held was in 2019, a 2-day tournament held in SVG and won by Dominica.
WICB President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, expressed his delight with the resumption of the tournament. “Having competitive cricket resume at this level is quite positive. It is important to provide the players the opportunity to represent their countries and showcase their talents. This is what cricket is really about to many of these players, so I am happy that we can give them this platform,” said Dr. Shallow.
WICB Technical Director, Miles Bascombe said “the tournament is timely, as it is part of the preparatory program for the Windwards Volcanoes ahead of the West Indies Super 50 championship next month. I expect players will be trying to capitalize on this outing to both display and sharpen their skills with the selection panel looking on.”
Following the Windwards Super 50, the Steve Mahon-led selection panel will select 26 players to play in a Best vs. Best series. The Windwards Volcanoes team will be selected immediately after to complete their preparation.
Dominica: Kavem Hodge (Captain), Kurtney Anselm, Alick Athanaze, Casimir Benjamin, Gian Benjamin, Kevin James, Brian Joseph, Micah Joseph, Kershaski Jno-Lewis, Vincent Lewis, Stephan Pascal, Jerlani Robinson, Gilon Tyson
Gary Benjamin – Team Manager, Fernix Thomas – Head Coach
Grenada: Darel Cyrus (Captain), Johann Jeremiah (Vice-Captain), Samuel Charles, Denis George, Keone George, Ryan John, Divonie Joseph, Shermon Lewis, Darron Nedd, Nicklaus Redhead, Seandel Regis, Denis Smith, Josh Thomas
Randel Baptiste – Team Manager, Ricky Williams – Head Coach, Devon Smith – Assistant Coach
Saint Lucia: Kimani Melius (Captain), Ackeem Auguste, Kester Charlemagne, McKenny Clarke, Shadrack Descarte, Larry Edward, Tarrique Edward, Jaden Elibox, Sabinus Emmanuel, Sanjay Hayle, Keon Gaston, Stephen Naitram, Jason Simon, Tonius Simon.
Donald Albert – Team Manager, Garey Mathurin – Head Coach
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Sunil Ambris (Captain), Desron Maloney (Vice-Captain), Dean Browne, Keron Cottoy, Kenneth Dember, Dillon Douglas, Wayne Harper, Asif Hooper, Delorn Johnson, Othneil Lewis, Darius Martin, Romano Pierre, Gidron Pope, Rayon Williams.
Dyke Cato – Team Manager, Lindon James – Head Coach, Russel Sissing – Assistant Coach
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
Thursday Sep 29 – Grenada vs. St. Lucia at Progress Park
Thursday Sep 29 – St. Vincent vs. Dominica at LaSagesse
Friday Sep 30 – Grenada vs. Dominica at Progress Park
Friday Sep 30 – St. Lucia vs. St. Vincent at LaSagesse
Saturday Oct 1 – REST
Sunday Oct 2 – Grenada vs. St. Vincent at Progress Park
Sunday Oct 2 – Dominica vs. St. Lucia at LaSagesse
Monday Oct 3 – Final: 1st place vs. 2nd place at Progress Park
Monday Oct 3 – Playoff: 3rd place vs. 4th place at LaSagesse
All matches are scheduled to start at 9:30 am