West Indies U19 women take aim at US in five-match T20I series

Jamaica Under-19 opener Tasha Gaye Gordon is bowled by Snigdha Paul (right) of the United States during their Cricket West Indies Women’s Rising Stars Championship match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago recently. Captain and wicketkeeper Geetika Kodali looks on.

CRICKET WEST Indies (CWI) and USA Cricket have announced a first-ever Women’s Youth bilateral international series.

The announcement see the West Indies Women’s U19 team travelling to Florida to take on the USA Women’s U19s in a five-match T20 International (T20I) series.

The games mark 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 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 gone 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 reignite the cricketing passion in the Caribbean.

With USA Cricket sanctioning the upcoming two Men’s T20 Internationals between India and West Indies on August 6 and 7, both boards agreed for this series to follow immediately after.

The first two games will be held under floodlights at 6:30 p.m. starting on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at the Broward County Stadium. The remaining three matches in the series will all be daylight games with 10:30 a.m. starts on Thursday, August 11, and Friday, August 12 before the fifth and final match of the series on Sunday, August 14 at the same venue.

MATCH SCHEDULE – at Broward County Stadium

August 8: 1st Women’s U19 T20I – 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Jamaica)

August 9: 2nd Women’s U19 T20I – 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Jamaica)

August 11: 3rd Women’s U19 T20I – 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Jamaica)

August 12: 4th Women’s T20I – 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Jamaica)

August 14: 5th Women’s T20I – 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Jamaica)

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