The Barbados ladies have been chosen to characterize West Indies at subsequent yr’s Birmingham Commonwealth Video games. Ladies’s cricket is being performed on the multi-nation occasion for the primary time ever.
The choice to pick Barbados got here on the again of the truth that Cricket West Indies (CWI) postponed the Ladies’s Super50 Cup in addition to the 2021 T20 Blaze. Being the winner of the earlier Blaze version, Barbados have been thus given the nod.
Johnny Grave, chief government of CWI, made a press release wishing the staff forward of the ‘historic’ event. The game will obtain widespread views and its reputation will enhance among the many non-playing international locations.
“It is a historic event as for the primary time Ladies’s Twenty20 cricket will characteristic at this prestigious international sporting occasion, which is a good fillip for our sport and nice publicity and alternative for the gamers.”
“We want all of them the perfect as they compete for the gold medal, and we all know they’ll proceed to do West Indies proud,” he mentioned.
“The choice to postpone T20 Blaze was pressured by covid-19 pandemic” – Cricket West Indies CEO
The T20 Blaze would have determined which nationwide staff would have formally represented West Indies on the 2022 Commonwealth video games. Sadly, they couldn’t go forward with the event due to the pandemic.
“It has been a difficult interval with the continued Covid-19 pandemic at our doorstep, and we’ve got been pressured to take the choice to postpone the Ladies’s T20 Blaze and Ladies’s CG Insurance coverage Super50 Cup for this yr. We now have nonetheless been capable of put money into a number of Excessive-Efficiency Camps and worldwide fixtures to the Ladies’s squad, performed by Courtney Walsh and his teaching workers.”
“These have been vastly helpful so far and we’ve got recognized a core group of gamers who’re the very best out there within the area for the ICC Ladies’s World Cup qualifiers who will profit from the extra assets that CWI is committing to making ready the West Indies Ladies’s squad,” Grave mentioned.
With this determination, Barbados will be part of England, India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa as the opposite groups to have certified for the subsequent yr’s event. The final staff (eighth) will likely be determined by a qualifying event.