Regional Super 50 tournament gets underway later this week
The Regional Super 50 tournament which gets underway later this week in Antigua and Trinidad will see the squads being expanded above the 14 players originally stipulated .
This with the members of the West Indies men’s T/20 team having departed Australia following their early exit from the ICC T/20 World Cup to be included in the regional teams
The players will now be available for the tournament upon their return to the Caribbean tomorrow , whilst some of the test players will remain in Melbourne to prepare for the upcoming test series against Australia.
The addition of the T/20 players to the franchises will only be applicable for the period prior to the departure of the west indies test team on November 8 when the franchises must revert to 14 players only.
The regional Super50 cup this year will see the West Indies Academy and Combined Campuses & Colleges teams, joining the traditional six franchises in the tournament which starts on Saturday with the Leeward Islands and the West Indies Academy contesting the opening game at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The Jamaica Scorpions who will also play in group B’ will take on the Leeward Island Hurricanes in their opening encounter on November 1 at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium.
Defending Champions Trinidad & Tobago Red Force open their campaign on October 31 against the CCC team at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy .