Captains confident ahead of CPL T10 Women’s Challenge
– Taylor to lead NLCB Revellers, Fletcher to lead Courts Gladiator
In addition to the five Guyanese women who will feature in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T10 Challenge, top West Indies Women players will turn out today ,Thursday, October 10 from 15:00h at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad.
The two teams will be led by Stafanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher respectively. These two teams will play their second of two matches on Saturday, October 12 from 12:30h at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. The first T10 match is the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) Challenge while the second match is the Courts Invitational match-up. Match One will bowl off before the second Qualifier while Match Two will commence prior to the CPL final.
These matches will be broadcast by CNC3 while Sportsmax will also bring coverage. Veteran left-arm seamer Erva Giddings, current West Indies Women all-rounders Sheneta Grimmond and Shabika Gajnabi, promising left-arm spinner Kaysia Schultz and fast bowler Cherry-Ann Fraser are the five Guyanese selected.
At the pre-match press conference on Wednesday, NLCB Revellers Captain Taylor stated that her team have been upbeat since the announcement of the Women’s T10. “I must say since we heard about this CPL, we have been competitive in nature, the preparation has been really good and we are looking forward for tomorrow’s game,” Taylor stated.
Meanwhile, Courts Gladiator Captain Fletcher stated the preparation in camp has been good. “The intensity is high and this is the first time we are preparing for a T10 game. We just want to stick to the basics and put on a good show. I must thank CPL for this initiative to expose women to this cricket,” Fletcher explained.
NLCB Gladiators: Stafanie Taylor (Captain); Anisa Mohammed; Chinelle Henry; Natasha McClean; Chedean Nation; Jodian Morgan; Reniece Boyce; Stacy Ann King; Britney Cooper; Felicia Walters; Karishma Ramharack; Caneisha Isaac and Shawinisha Hector.
Courts Gladiators: Afy Fletcher (Captain); Kycia Knight; Kyshona Knight; Hayley Matthews; Aaliyah Alleyne; Qiana Joseph; Akeira Peters; Erva Giddings; Shabika Gajnabi; Kaysia Shultz; Cherry-Ann Fraser; Shekera Selman and Sheneta Grimmond. (Brandon Corlette)