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CPL All Set To Kick Off; Hayley Jensen, Athapaththu, Sune Luus To Take Part

The Women’s Caribbean Premier League 2022 (CPL) is all set to kick off on the 31st of August of this year. The game will be played between three major teams and a total of nine overseas players have been selected and further divided into these three groups. The first game of the league will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals right after the inaugural men’s game between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and the Jamaica Tallawahs.

The women’s team will be seen playing for a total of four afternoons, until the 4th of September when they will gather for the final game, while men have been given the evening slots in these double header games. The game will be collective played in four different venues namely, Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and Guyana, while we also see the fans returning to the stadiums this year.

CPL’s CEO Mr. Pete Russell showed immense excitement and joy while announcing their final verdict. He said, “It is very exciting to be able to confirm the fixtures for this season with this announcement being all the more special with the WCPL taking place for the first time in 2022. We can’t wait to be back travelling around the Caribbean and we are looking forward to welcoming our wonderful fans back into the stadiums across the region.”

Out of the total nine overseas players shortlisted for the game, Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu and the South African trio of Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka and Chloe Tryon are set to be part of this affair. These three players will also be seen at the 6ixtys and the T10 tournament.
6ixtys are a form of T20 game but with a different approach and different set of rules. Many players even from the men’s team have prioritised this newly emerged form and are preparing for the same.

The big Hundred players, Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews, too have decided to cut their tournament at England short and join the Caribbeans later this month. Athapaththu will be part of Stephanie Taylor’s Guyana Amazon Warriors. Luus will be seen playing alongside Hayley Jensen for the Knight Riders. Dottin and even Fatima Sana will be a part of this week of CPL.

All these players will bless the league with their expertise and immense experience in the field. All three teams are made up of 14 players and they have all been added on with an American youngster to learn from the veterans.

CPL Squads:

Barbados Royals: Hayley Matthews (capt), Shakera Selman (vice-capt), Fatima Sana (Pakistan), Chloe Tryon (South Africa), Snigdha Paul (USA), Reneice Boyce, Mandy Rangru, Britney Cooper, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Japhina Joseph, Chinelle Henry

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Shermaine Campbell (vice-capt), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Ayabonga Khaka (South Africa), Isani Vaghela (USA), Rashada Williams, Rachel Vincent, Kaycia Schultz, Chedean Nationa, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shamilla Connell, Karishma Ramharak, Shabika Gajnabi, Zaida James

Trinbago Knight Riders: Deandra Dottin (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-capt), Hayley Jensen (New Zealand), Sune Luus (South Africa), Geetika Kodali (USA), Lee Ann Kirby, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Natasha McLean, Sheneta Grimmond, Caneisha Isaac, Jannillea Glasgow, Steffie Soogrim, Shawnisha Hector



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