2017
07.13

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies announced today its schedule of age group development tournaments for the Caribbean summer, starting with the Regional Under-17 Tournament to be contested in Trinidad.

The Under-17 tournament which opened today will be followed a week later by the Regional Under-15 Tournament in Barbados and the busy period for the youth players in the Caribbean comes to a conclusion with the Regional Under-19 Tournament, starting on July 24 in St. Kitts.

Rawl Lewis, the CWI project officer for youth tournaments, said: “The aim of our youth tournaments is to identify players with talent and give them an opportunity to further develop their skills through the intensity of competition against their peers from around the region.

“We’ve done a lot of planning and preparation for this period which will be quite busy, but we are looking forward to see how our young players are developing and hope that they grab this opportunity with open arms.

“There are also incentives for the best of our young players to play for an age group West Indies team, as the Under-15s are scheduled to go to England again next month and a strong performance could see a few players squeeze into the Under-19 side for the ICC Youth World Cup early next year in New Zealand.”

There is something extra special about each of the regional youth tournaments taking place this year.

The Under-17s will get to christen the recently inaugurated Brian Lara Cricket Academy located in the south Trinidad district of Tarouba. It will be the first time any kind of regional matches will be played there, and will inform local and CWI officials about the quality of the venue, as it seeks to become fully integrated into the regional circuit.

For the Regional Under-15 Tournament, this will be the first time that it will be played in Barbados and teams can look forward to playing matches at a number of picturesque, rural venues, especially the KMV Oval at Lakes in the north-eastern parish of St. Andrew.

At the same time, the Regional Under-19 Tournament will return to a full slate of matches, following a few years of truncated competition. The region’s leading youth players will get a chance to mix it up in five rounds of three-day matches, as well as seven rounds of 50 overs-a-side matches that also include a composite side from ICC Americas.

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

REGIONAL UNDER-17 TOURNAMENT

(in Trinidad)

Round 1 – July 11

Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Guyana vs Windward Islands – Gilbert Park

Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – National Cricket Centre

Round 2 – July 13

Windward Islands vs Barbados – National Cricket Centre

Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica – Gilbert Park

Leeward Islands vs Guyana – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Round 3 – July 15

Barbados vs Jamaica – National Cricket Centre

Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana – Queen’s Park Oval

Round 4 – July 16

Leeward Islands vs Barbados – National Cricket Centre

Guyana vs Jamaica – Queen’s Park Oval

Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Round 5 – July 18

Guyana vs Barbados – Gilbert Park

Trinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands – National Cricket Centre

Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

REGIONAL UNDER-15 TOURNAMENT

(in Barbados)

Round 1 – July 26

Leeward Islands vs Guyana – Crab Hill

Windward Islands vs Barbados – Weymouth “A”

Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago – Brighton

Round 2 – July 28

Barbados vs Leeward Islands – Three Ws Oval

Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana – Lucas Street

Jamaica vs Windward Islands – Crab Hill

Round 3 – July 31

Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago – KMV Oval

Barbados vs Jamaica – Lucas Street

Guyana vs Windward Islands – Weymouth “A”

Round 4 – August 2

Jamaica vs Leeward Islands – Lucas Street

Windward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago – Three Ws Oval

Guyana vs Barbados – KMV Oval

Round 5 – August 4

Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands – Lucas Street

Jamaica vs Guyana – Three Ws Oval

Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados – Crab Hill

REGIONAL UNDER-19 TOURNAMENT

(in St. Kitts)

3-Day Tournament

Round 1 – July 24 to 26

Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands

Leeward Islands vs Guyana

Barbados vs Jamaica

Round 2 – July 28 to 30

Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago

Jamaica vs Windward Islands

Leeward Islands vs Barbados

Round 3 – August 1 to 3

Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica

Guyana vs Barbados

Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands

Round 4 – August 6 to 8

Barbados vs Trinidad & Tobago

Leeward Islands vs Jamaica

Windward Islands vs Guyana

Round 5 – August 10 to 12

Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago

Barbados vs Windward Islands

Jamaica vs Guyana

Super50 Tournament

Round 1 – August 15

ICC Americas vs Guyana

Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago

Windward Islands vs Jamaica

Bye – Barbados

Round 2 – August 17

Barbados vs Trinidad & Tobago

Jamaica vs ICC Americas

Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands

Bye – Guyana

Round 3 – August 19

Guyana vs Jamaica

Windward Islands vs Barbados

Leeward Islands vs ICC Americas

Bye – Trinidad & Tobago

Round 4 – August 22

Windward Islands vs Trinidad

Leeward Islands vs Guyana

ICC Americas vs Barbados

Bye – Jamaica

Round 5 – August 24

Leeward Islands vs Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago vs ICC Americas

Barbados vs Guyana

Bye – Windward Islands

Round 6 – August 26

ICC Americas vs Windward Islands

Jamaica vs Barbados

Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago

Bye – Leeward Islands

Round 7 – August 28

Leeward Islands vs Barbados

Windward Islands vs Guyana

Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica

Bye – ICC Americas

-CWI

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