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Women’s cricket tourney in limbo

Women’s cricket tourney in limbo


A climate of uncertainty hung over the Vincentian women Cricketers, following the apparent postponement of the regional championships slated for Jamaica.

Up to last Wednesday, there was no definitive word on the staging of the 2005 regional championships in Jamaica.{{more}}

Coach Roxel John, speaking on a sports programme on Total FM Radio Station last Monday evening expressed uncertainty about the rescheduling of the tournament.

He noted that the Vincetian cricketers were frustrated with the uncertainty, and there was no word about the affair.

Matches were to start last Saturday at various venues in Jamaica. However, the competition was put on hold when Hurricane Emily posed a big threat to the region late last week.

There was significant flooding even though Emily passed south of Jamaica and local cricket officials had been assessing conditions in the country in order to make a decision on the suspended tournament. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the defending champions a title they secured in Trinidad and Tobago last year. Eight teams have entered the two-week tournament, Trinidad and Tobago are the Knockout title-holders. The other competing countries were expected to be Guyana, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, and a guest team from Canada joining the hosts Jamaica.