USA Cricket and Cricket West Indies (CWI) and are delighted to announce a first ever Women’s Youth bilateral international series, as the West Indies Women’s U19 team will travel to Florida to take on USA Women’s U19s in a five match T20 International (T20I) series. The games are the first time in history that female youth internationals between the two teams are taking place.
With both teams having qualified for the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup taking place in South Africa in January 2023, the series will be ideal preparation for both teams as they build up to the historic first U19 World Cup. USA Women’s Under 19 team also have the additional recent benefit of the exposure at the CWI Rising Stars Women’s U19 T20 Championship, where they were crowned champions having played undefeated throughout the tournament.
The series has been made possible because of the ongoing strategic partnership between CWI and USA Cricket which aims to unlock the potential of the USA and fast track the growth of the sport; to inspire the next generation of young West Indians and re-ignite the cricketing passion in the Caribbean.
With USA Cricket sanctioning the upcoming two Men’s T20 Internationals between India and West Indies on 6 and 7 August, both boards agreed for this historic Women’s youth series to follow immediately after with both U19 teams then playing at the Broward County Stadium from 8 to 14 August.
The first two games will be held under floodlights with 6:30pm start times on Monday 8 August and Tuesday 9 August. The remaining three matches in the series will all be daylight games with 10:30am starts on Thursday 11 August and Friday 12 before the fifth and final match of the series on Sunday 14 August.
MATCH SCHEDULE – at Broward County Stadium, Florida
8 August: 1st Women’s U19 T20I – 6:30pm
9 August: 2nd Women’s U19 T20I – 6:30pm
11 August: 3rd Women’s U19 T20I – 10:30am
12 August: 4th Women’s T20I – 10:30am
14 August: 5th Women’s T20I – 10:30am