ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board advised on Saturday that this year’s Regional 4-Day Tournament will begin this coming Friday, February 28, with two matches.

Jamaica will open the season on home soil, when they face Guyana at Sabina Park, five hours later Windward Islands host defending champions Barbados at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St. Lucia in the first of nine day/night matches to be played this season.

Leeward Islands and Combined Campuses & Colleges then start their season the following day at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

This year, the Tournament will see the introduction of a batting and bowling points system in an effort to encourage and incentivise positive play.

Teams will be awarded batting and bowling points for performances in the first 110 overs of each first innings only and retained whatever the result of the match.

A maximum of five batting points will be awarded based on runs scored by each team as follows:

200 to 249 runs – 1 point

250 to 299 runs – 2 points

300 to 349 runs – 3 points

350 to 399 runs – 4 points

400 runs or over – 5 points

A maximum of three batting points will be awarded based on wickets taken by each team as follows:

3 to 5 wickets taken – 1 point

6 to 8 wickets taken – 2 points

9 to 10 wickets taken – 3 points

The WICB also advised that the teams will be playing for two trophies this year. The team that accumulates the most points following the seven preliminary round matches will be awarded the WICB President’s Trophy and will qualify as one of four teams for the semi-finals of the Tournament to play for the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy.

Barbados claimed an unprecedented 21st regional first-class title, following an innings and 22 runs victory over long-standing, sporting arch-rivals Trinidad & Tobago with a day-and-a-half remaining in the Final last May on home soil at Kensington Oval.


Schedule of matches

(All scheduled start times are local times; NOTE–Jamaica is 1 hour behind the Eastern Caribbean)


Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 3

Windward Islands vs Barbados – Beausejour Cricket Ground, St. Lucia (3 pm daily)

Jamaica vs Guyana – Sabina Park, Jamaica (10 am daily)

Saturday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 4

Leeward Islands vs Combined Campuses & Colleges – Warner Park, St. Kitts (10 am daily)


Friday, March 7 to Monday, March 10

Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad (10 am daily)

Guyana vs Barbados – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (3 pm daily)

Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – Warner Park, St. Kitts (3 pm daily)


Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16

Guyana vs Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium (10 am daily)

Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17

Combined Campuses & Colleges vs Barbados – Three Ws Oval, Barbados (3 pm daily)

Trinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands – Queen’s Park Oval (3 pm daily)


Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24

Combined Campuses & Colleges vs Guyana – Three Ws Oval (3 pm daily)

Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Sabina Park (10 am daily)

Barbados vs Trinidad & Tobago – Kensington Oval, Barbados (10 am daily)


Friday, March 28 to Monday, March 31

Jamaica vs Barbados – Sabina Park (10 am daily)

Trinidad & Tobago vs Combined Campuses & Colleges – Queen’s Park Oval (3 pm daily)

Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Queen’s Park, Grenada (10 am daily)


Friday, April 4 to Monday, April 7

Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica – Queen’s Park Oval (3 pm daily)

Windward Islands vs Combined Campuses & Colleges – Arnos Vale Multiplex, St. Vincent (10 am daily)

Leeward Islands vs Guyana – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily)


Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14

Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – Guyana National Stadium (10 am daily)

Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (3 pm daily)

Combined Campuses & Colleges vs Jamaica – Three Ws Oval (10 am daily)


Saturday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 22

Semi-final 1: 1st vs 4th – To be hosted in the territory of 1st

Semi-final 2: 2nd vs 3rd – To be hosted in the territory of 2nd


Friday, April 25 to Monday, April 28

Semi-final 1 qualifier vs Semi-final 2 qualifier – To be hosted by higher placed team from the preliminary round


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