Providence hosts 1st 4-Day game from January 10 as Jaguars face Volcanoes
2018-19 CWI Regional 4-Day Championships…
– Guyana National Stadium to host 5 Regional 4-Day games in 2019
With the 2018/19 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional 4-Day Championships bowling off from December 6, defending champs Guyana Jaguars will commence their first of five matches at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence from January 10 to 13, 2019.
Six Day/Night matches, which bowl off from 14:00h, will feature in this season’s Championship; one of which will be hosted at the Providence National Stadium in Guyana while the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia; Three Ws Oval, Barbados; Sabina Park, Jamaica; the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad & Tobago and the Warner Park Ground in St Kitts will host the other five Day-Nighters.
Round one, which opens up December 6-9, will see the Jaguars getting their campaign on the way against the Windward Volcanoes at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia from 14:00h.
The four-time champs will be seeking to create another piece of history by securing the title for a record fifth time in a row. As such, much will bank on their success at home where they play five of their 10 matches this season.
After the home team go on the road for a few games prior to the Christmas break, Providence will host the first round of games from the 10th before the home team feature in another backyard match from January 17-20 in round 5 versus the Leeward Hurricanes, from 09:30h.
The champs will be on the road for round 6, but return home for the seventh round of action as they square off against the Jamaica Scorpions February 7-10, at Providence. Round 9 in Guyana features the home team playing the Barbados Pride from February 28 to March 3, 2019 while Guyanese fans will have the honour of seeing their team possibly retain their title on home soil as the 10th and final round bowls off.
Guyana Jaguars face their arch nemesis Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in their backyard having winged out to the twin-island republic early in the tournament; as the two battle from March 7-10 in a Day/Night affair which bowls off from 14:00h daily.
This year’s structure has been properly organised, allowing franchises and players to float comfortably during the Windies/England home series. Half of the matches will be completed before the start of the first Test which bowls off on January 23 at the Kensington Oval while the other rounds will be contested during the Tour. (Clifton Ross)