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Ireland, CCC for Super50
Ireland has confirmed participation in the Regional Super50 cricket series that will be played in T&T from the end of January next year. The West Indies Cricket Board has also indicated that the Combine Campuses and Colleges will be taking part in the competition, after the United States failed to accept an invitation to compete.
This was revealed by Board director Baldath Mahabir yesterday. He said that while the Irish was confirmed, the other foreign team which was expected to play in the tournament, the United States of America did not.
“Ireland has been able to get a sponsor for their team for the tournament and they have confirmed that they will be taking part. The US, the other team that we looked at, has not.”
Mahabir further noted that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will assemble the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC). “The tournament is fast approaching and we cannot get another foreign team at this late stage wo we will re-visit the idea of the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) team.”
The tournament is being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and this weighed heavily in favour of having two foreign teams, so that the country can be showcased to foreigners from those countries because the matches will be beamed ‘live’ in those countries.
Meanwhile, the T&T team has already started preparations, and national team hopefuls have been assembling at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva on a daily basis working with coach Kelvin Williams.
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