The government of T&T has put in a bid to host matches at the next ICC Women’s World T20 tournament, which is carded to be held in the Caribbean from early November.
This is the news coming from vice-president of the T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA), Ann Browne John. She made the comment during her address at the board’s 61st annual prize giving ceremony at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in South Trinidad.
According to Browne :”We are pleased to announce that a bid has been put forward for this country to host some of the matches in the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 tournament. The West Indies women will be defending the title, they won in India back in 2016.
Recently a delegation from the ICC visited the Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Academy to visit the facilities. Also on board during that tour was Nelicia Yates from Cricket West Indies (CWI). Recently there was a bid summit and CWI will release soon the names of the countries who have been successful in getting matches. The successful nations will be submitted to the ICC, who will then give final approval based on their inspection of the venues across the region.
T&T has been seen as the mecca of women’s cricket in the Caribbean and this country has dominated women’s cricket in the region for
many years. According to John Browne they continue to point the way for regional women’s cricket, citing the first ever franchise based T20 tournament for women in the region which was held earlier this year.