Women’s cricket on the rise

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All of th­ese were mem­bers of the team which won the ti­tle two years ago at the Eden Gar­dens in Kolkata a memorable oc­ca­sion which sparked rap­tur­ous re­sponses all across the crick­et­ing world.

The sup­port staff also has a strong Bar­ba­dian pres­ence with head coach, Hendy Springer, bowl­ing coach, Roddy Est­wick, per­for­mance an­a­lyst Gary Belle, and physio Marita Mar­shall.

The Windies have been busy in their prepa­ra­tions for the tour­na­ment. They started a camp two weeks ago and have been in­volved in sev­eral outreach ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing the re­cently launched Moth­ers & Daugh­ters pro­gramme and vis­its to var­i­ous schools and me­dia out­lets.

They will play a spe­cial match against Eng­land, the 50-over World Cup cham­pi­ons, to­mor­row and will have of­fi­cial warm-up matches against In­dia on Sun­day af­ter­noon at the Coolidge Cricket Ground and against New Zealand next Wed­nes­day night at Guyana Na­tional Sta­dium.

Tick­ets are at min­i­mally priced and fans at­tend­ing matches will also get to be part of a concert with sev­eral of the region’s lead­ing performers grac­ing the stages for spe­cial shows.

While this is the sixth edi­tion of the tour­na­ment and the sec­ond time it is be­ing held in the West Indies, it is the first stand­alone Women’s World T20 after the pre­vi­ous five edi­tions were held along with the ICC Men’s World T20.

All 23 matches will be broad­cast live, with the De­ci­sion Re­view Sys­tem be­ing used in an ICC World T20 for the first time.

(GP)

KEY PLAYER: Bar­ba­dian all-rounder Dean­dra Dot­tin will be a key player for the Windies with her ex­plo­sive bat­ting, fast-medium bowl­ing and elec­tri­fy­ing field­ing.

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