ST. JOHN’S Antigua, CMC – Last year’s double crown champions Jamaica will travel to the north of Dominica to face Guyana at Benjamin Park in the opening round of the Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament.
The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Sunday that this year’s tournament opens this coming Thursday in the Nature Isle.
Eight teams – including the Jamaicans – will take part in the tournament which will be contested in two groups in the preliminary phase before advancing to the playoff stages.
Apart from Benjamin Park, located in the northern community of Portsmouth, the WICB said in a media release that matches will also be contested at Windsor Park, the international venue for the game in the island, as well as the historic Botanical Gardens next door and Grandbay Playing Field in the south of the island.
Under the new format, each team will have to play for their final position in the tournament, following a round of playoffs.
Finals Day is set for Wednesday, August 13.
Schedule of matches
GROUP A: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago
GROUP B: Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Thursday, August 7 – ROUND 1
Grenada vs T&T – Grandbay Playing Field
Barbados vs Dominica – Windsor Park
Guyana vs Jamaica – Benjamin Park
SVG vs St. Lucia – Botanical Gardens
Saturday, August 9 – ROUND 2
Dominica vs Grenada – Botanical Gardens
T&T vs Barbados – Grandbay Playing Field
Guyana vs SVG – Windsor Park
Jamaica vs St. Lucia – Benjamin Park
Sunday, August 10 – ROUND 3
Grenada vs Barbados – Grandbay Playing Field
T&T vs Dominica – Windsor Park
Guyana vs St. Lucia – Benjamin Park
SVG vs Jamaica – Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, August 12
Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B – Windsor Park
Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A – Botanical Gardens
3rd Group A vs 4th Group B – Grandbay Playing Field
3rd Group B vs 4th Group A – Benjamin Park
Wednesday, August 13
Grand Final (for 1st and 2nd place)
Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2 – Windsor Park
Major Consolation Final (for 3rd and 4th place)
Loser Semi-final 1 vs Loser Semi-final 2 – Botanical Gardens
Minor Consolation Final (for 5th and 6th place)
Winner Playoff 1 vs Winner Playoff 2 – Benjamin Park
Minor Final (for 7th and 8th place)
Loser Playoff 1 vs Loser Playoff 2 – Grandbay Playing Field