EPARATIONS FOR WICB 50 OVER TOURNAMENT GOING WELLWednesday 13th October 2010
Preparations for the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 50 Over Tournament are going well and everything will be in place for the start of the tournament on Thursday. This is according to two senior officials in Jamaica who are involved in the preparations for the 11-day event.
In recent weeks Jamaica experienced heavy rain which led to flooding all across the island. Earlier this week the WICB announced that the first and second round matches slated for Chedwin Park had to be moved to Kensington Park.
Mr Dave Cameron, President of the Kensington Club, said the facility will be ready for play on Thursday morning.
“Everything will be in place for cricket on Thursday,” said Cameron, who is also Vice President of the WICB. “We are putting all systems in place for the start of the tournament. We have been hosting First-Class cricket for some years now so we are accustomed to staging cricket at this level. We have the framework in place, so everything will be ready.”
Over at Sabina Park and Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, workmen, cleaners, and members of the ground staffs were hard at work. Speaking early Tuesday, Mr Robert Bryan, Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Cricket Association was pleased with the progress made by organizing committee.
“We are in the process of putting in the finishing touches at Sabina Park and Trelawny. We are confident everything will go well. As everyone is aware we had to move from Chedwin to Kensington due to the bad weather, but we have the mechanisms in place so we don’t expect any disruption.”
The first matches will be played on Thursday in Group A with home side Jamaica facing the Windward Islands at the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium and defending champions Trinidad and Tobago meeting Combined Campuses & Colleges at Kensington Park.
Group B will bowl off on Friday. Barbados square off against the Leeward Islands at Sabina Park; while newcomers Sagicor High Performance Centre take on Guyana at Kensington Park. First ball in all matches is 9 am (10 am Eastern Caribbean Time).
WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament 2010 Schedule
Trinidad & Tobago
Combined Campuses & Colleges
Thursday October 14th
Combined Campuses & Colleges v Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Park
Windward Islands v Jamaica at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Friday October 15th
Leeward Islands v Barbados at Sabina Park
Sagicor HPC v Guyana at Kensington Park
Saturday October 16th
Windward Islands v Combined Campuses & Colleges at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica at Sabina Park
Sunday October 17th
Guyana v Barbados at Sabina Park
Leeward Islands v Sagicor HPC at Chedwin Park (pending assessment)
Monday October 18th
Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands at Sabina Park
Jamaica v Combined Campuses & Colleges at Chedwin Park (pending assessment)
Tuesday October 19th
Barbados v Sagicor HPC at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Leeward Islands v Guyana at Sabina Park
Thursday October 21st
Semi Final 1: Winner of Group A v Runner Up Group B at Sabina Park
Friday October 22nd
Semi Final 2: Winner Group B v Runner Up Group A at Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium
Sunday October 24th
FINAL: Winner of Semi Final 1 v Winner of Semi Final 2 at Sabina Park
Barbados Squad: Ryan Hinds (Captain), Dale Richards, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Jonathan Carter, Kevin Stoute, Dwayne Smith, Carlo Morris (Wicketkeeper), Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Marlon Graham, Jason Haynes, Javon Searles
Combined Campuses & Colleges Squad: Romel Currency (Captain), Omar Phillips, William Perkins, Miles Bascombe, Floyd Reifer (Player/Coach), Nekoli Parris, Ryan Wiggins, Martin Nurse, Chadwick Walton (Wicketkeeper), Ryan Austin, Kavesh Kantasingh, Gilford Moore, Shervon Penco, Borris Hutchinson
Guyana Squad: Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain), Richard Ramdeen, Christopher Barnwell, Assad Fudadin, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Royston Crandon, Steven Jacobs, Jonathan Foo, Leon Johnson, Anthony Bramble (Wicketkeeper), Esaun Crandon, Devendra Bishoo, Keon Joseph
Jamaica Squad: Chris Gayle (Captain), Xavier Marshall Danza Hyatt, Marlon Samuels, Tamar Lambert, Horace Miller, Brendan Nash, Carlton Baugh Jr (Wicketkeeper), David Bernard Jr, Odean Brown, Nikita Miller, Andre Russell, Andrew Richardson, Krishmar Santokie
Leeward Islands Squad: Wilden Cornwall (Captain), Javier Liburd, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Steve Liburd, Omari Banks, Jahmar Hamilton (Wicketkeeper), Jacques Taylor, Justin Athanaze, Anthony Martin, Lionel Baker, Gavin Tonge, Gavin Williams, Calvin Williams
Sagicor High Performance Centre Squad: Shamarh Brooks (Captain), Kieran Powell, Rajendra Chandrika, Kyle Corbin, Nkrumah Bonner, Keron Cottoy, Jason Holder, Delorn Johnson, Veerasammy Permaul, Brandon Bess, Shannon Gabriel, Devon Thomas (Wicketkeeper), Shane Dowrich (Wicketkeeper), Kevin McClean
Trinidad & Tobago Squad: Daren Ganga (Captain), Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Jason Mohammed, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (Wicketkeeper), Kevon Cooper, Imran Khan, Sherwin Ganga, Dave Mohammed, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul
Windward Islands Squad: Darren Sammy (Captain), Johnson Charles, Garey Mathurin, Keddy Lesporis, Craig Emmanuel, Donwell Hector, Kenroy Peters, Lyndon James (Wicketkeeper), Devon Smith, Andre Fletcher, Nelon Pascal, Shane Shillingford, Mervin Matthew, Liam Sebastien
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