CWI regional women’s tournaments: GCB President Singh engages women’s squad before their departure

President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Bissoondyal Singh, has met with the senior women’s national team ahead of their departure for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Women’s Tournament.
The CG United Women’s Super50 Cup and the Blaze T20 tournaments will bowl off from March 4 and March 16, respectively in St. Kitts and Nevis; and Singh, who met with the ladies on Sunday, wished them the best as they will be facing some tough competition on the road.
He urged them to remain positive and put on their best performances come game time. The GCB President gave his complete support to the team ahead of their assignments, further reassuring them that all of Guyana will be behind them as they seek to bring home one, if not both, of the titles owned by Barbados.

GCB President meeting with the Guyana senior female team

Mr Singh also gifted several players in the team cricket gear, including Essequibian Yonnette Welcome, who received a full kitbag. Welcome is the second player from Warapoka, Essequibo, to represent Guyana at any level; the first player was last year’s Guyana under-17 pacer Damian Joseph.
The Hayley Matthews-led Barbados Pride are defending champs for both Super50 and T20 tournaments, and on paper have arguably the strongest team, apart from Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Ladies.
Meanwhile, it is widely believed that a strong Guyana team, led by Shamaine Campbelle and featuring a wide array of talent the likes of Cherry-Ann Fraser, Ashmini Munisar, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Nyia Latchman, Naomi Barkoye and others, would be equal to the task as it relates to possibly dethroning the Bajans.
Round 1’s triple-header in the Super50 Cup bowls off on Monday, March 4, with the Guyanese ladies facing a tricky challenge when they come up against hosts Leeward Islands.