Ireland’s female cricket team became the first to arrive for the Guyana leg of the November 9-24 International Cricket Council’s T20 Women’s World Cup competition.
The team touched down Monday night at the Dr Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the players were subsequently greeted by Minister of Social Cohesion with Responsibility for Sport, Dr. George Norton and Venues Manager, Sabrina Panday at the Marriott Hotel.
Some 11 matches will be held in Guyana at the Providence National Stadium and tickets, which went on sale yesterday, can be uplifted at the Guyana Cricket Board Box office at a price of $500 and $1000.
The first ever stand-alone Women’s T20 World Cup competition will be played in two groups with the defending champions, the West Indies in Group A along with England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while Group B will see the likes of Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland competing.
Australia, a three-time winner, England which have won the competition once and the West Indies, the defending champs and home team will start as favourites to win the tournament.