Jamaica and West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor shall be amongst six West Indians who shall be participating within the inaugural version of the FairBreak Invitational Women’s T20, scheduled for Might 4-15 in Dubai. The event, which is sanctioned by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), is being held in collaboration with Cricket Hong Kong and can function 90 gamers from 36 international locations that includes in 19 video games.
The competitors will embody six groups: the South Coast Sapphires, the Barmy Military Workforce, the Tornadoes, the Warriors, Workforce Spirit, and the Falcons.
Whereas Taylor will lead the Tornadoes, Deandra Dottin, and Shemaine Campbelle will prove for the Barmy Military Workforce. Hayley Matthews and Shamilia Connell will function for the Warriors, whereas Britney Cooper will signify the Falcons.
A number of different worldwide stars are additionally anticipated to showcase their abilities, together with South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail and Laura Wolvaardt, England’s Heather Knight and Sophia Dunkley, Pakistan’s Fatima Sana and Bismah Maroof, New Zealand’s Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates, and Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu.
Following the opening ceremony on Wednesday, Trinidadian Cooper and the Falcons will bowl off the event in opposition to Hayley Matthews and Shamilia Connell and the Warriors franchise.
Within the meantime, Taylor, who will lead her crew, the Tornadoes, in opposition to Sana Mair’s Sapphires on Thursday, says she is wanting ahead to some enterprising cricket as the women get again to match motion following the ICC Women’s World Cup.
“The World Cup was a bit more intense, and now we get a chance here to be more relaxed. It’s not just about us as top players, but it is also about getting other players involved, and that’s exciting,” stated Taylor.
Along with the 40 gamers of ICC full members who shall be participating within the event, 50 gamers from ICC affiliate member international locations can even get an opportunity to play alongside a number of the extra established cricketers. The gamers from affiliate member international locations who will play for Taylor’s Tornadoes are Sita Rana Magar from Nepal, Maryam Bibi of Hong Kong and Sterre Kalis from the Netherlands.
A number of inexperienced gamers shall be in in her crew, however Taylor continues to be anticipating displaying.
“My team is quite interesting, having different players from all over the world. It’s a good bunch and they are full of vibes, and we are looking forward to a great tournament,” she stated.