PINK BALLS ARE BACK! - REGIONAL 4 DAY MATCHES UNDER LIGHTSMonday 23rd January 2012
Four matches in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 4 Day Tournament will be played with pink balls and as day/night fixtures in the 2012 season.
Each of the seven participating teams will play at least one day/night fixture in the 24 match tournament which commences February 3rd and concludes on April 10th.
In accordance with a decision taken by the Board of Directors of the WICB all matches will be played at the international venues in the host territories except when Combined Campuses and Colleges host matches. The CCC home games will be played at the 3Ws Oval at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
The decision to play at the international venues is to ensure that regional players have experience playing at these venues.
The WICB introduced pink balls to 4 day cricket in 2010 when matches of this duration were played under lights in the Caribbean for the first time. In 2010 four matches were played as day/night fixtures with the first being at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua when Trinidad and Tobago faced Guyana.
West Indies and Trinidadian opener Lendl Simmons scored the first century under lights when he struck 104 in the Trinidad and Tobago first innings. His countryman, wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin also made a century in that innings.
Regional 4 Day Schedule 2012
Round 1 – February 3 - 6
Trinidad and Tobago v Combined Campuses and Colleges – 3Ws Oval (Day/Night)
Leeward Islands v Guyana – Guyana National Stadium
Windward Islands v Jamaica – Sabina Park
Round 2 – February 10 – 13
Leeward Islands v Combined Campuses and Colleges – 3Ws Oval
Barbados v Jamaica – Sabina Park
Windward Islands v Guyana – Guyana National Stadium
Round 3 – February 17 – 20
Combined Campuses and Colleges v Guyana – Guyana National Stadium
Trinidad and Tobago v Barbados – Kensington Oval
Leeward Islands v Jamaica – Sabina Park
Round 4 – February 24 – 27
Combined Campuses and Colleges v Barbados – Kensington Oval (Day/Night)
Guyana v Jamaica – Guyana National Stadium (Day/Night)
Windward Islands v Trinidad and Tobago – Queen’s Park Oval
BREAK – February 28 – March 5
Round 5 – March 9 – 12
Leeward Islands v Windward Islands – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds (Day/Night)
Jamaica v Trinidad and Tobago – Queen’s Park Oval
Guyana v Barbados – Kensington Oval
Round 6 – March 16 – 19
Combined Campuses and Colleges v Windward Islands – (Windward Island venue TBC)
Leeward Islands v Barbados – Kensington Oval
Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago – Queen’s Park Oval
Round 7 – March 23 – 26
Jamaica v Combined Campuses and Colleges – 3Ws Oval
Barbados v Windward Islands – (Windward Island venue TBC)
Trinidad and Tobago v Leeward Islands – Warner Park
Semi Finals – March 30 – April 2
The two semi finals will be hosted by the two highest placed teams in the league rounds
Final – April 7 – 10
The final will be hosted by the team in the final which placed higher in the league rounds
- All matches will be played at the Test venues in the host territory except when CCC is the host.
- Consideration was given to Carnival in Trinidad and Dominica on February 20 and 21 (no matches will be played in these countries at this time)
- The Regional 4 Day Tournament will be played alongside the Digicel Series but no match will be simultaneously played in the same territory as an international match.
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