The local players have been drafted ahead of the historic first running of the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Premier League with the tournament set to get underway on 30 August.
The three teams will be captained by Hayley Matthews (Barbados Royals), Stafanie Taylor (Guyana Amazon Warriors) and Deandra Dottin (Trinbago Knight Riders).
With Matthews and Taylor rated in the top 10 T20 all-rounders in the world and Dottin one of the most destructive batters in the women’s game, all three players have shown their quality for the West Indies and in domestic competitions around the globe.
The teams have been drafted from a pool of players that was put together by Cricket West Indies’ selection committee and the 33 cricketers picked represent the best talent from across the region with the squads full of experienced internationals as well as the next generation of female players.
Each team will also sign three exciting overseas players bringing the total squad size to 14 and further bolstering the quality of cricketers on show in this exciting new event. These overseas signings will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ricky Skerritt, Cricket West Indies President, said: “This inaugural Women’s version of the CPL represents a huge upward step for West Indies cricket. I am grateful to all those in CPL and CWI who made it happen, especially the three pioneering franchises who have so willingly got on board.”
The full teams for the first Women’s CPL are as follows:
|BARBADOS ROYALS||GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS||TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS|
|HAYLEY MATTHEWS (c)||STAFANIE TAYLOR (c)||DEANDRA DOTTIN (c)|
|SHAKERA SELMAN (vc)||SHEMAINE CAMPBELLE (vc)||ANISA MOHAMMED (vc)|
|RENIECE BOYCE||RASHADA WILLIAMS||LEE ANN KIRBY|
|MANDY MANGRU||RACHAEL VINCENT||KYSHONA KNIGHT|
|BRITNEY COOPER||KAYSIA SCHULTZ||KYCIA KNIGHT|
|AALIYAH ALLEYNE||CHEDEAN NATION||NATASHA MCLEAN|
|SHANIKA BRUCE||CHERRY-ANN FRASER||SHENETA GRIMMOND|
|AFY FLETCHER||SHAMILIA CONNELL||CANEISHA ISAAC|
|QIANA JOSEPH||KARISHMA RAMHARACK||JANNILLEA GLASGOW|
|JAPHINA JOSEPH||SHABIKA GAJNABI||STEFFIE SOOGRIM|
|CHINELLE HENRY||ZAIDA JAMES||SHAWNISHA HECTOR|