The Knight Riders is set to field its first women’s team in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League that will kick off on 30 August 2022. Other than the Trinbago Knight Riders, the league consists of two other teams Barbados Royals (owned by the Rajasthan Royals) and Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Deandra Dottin will lead the Tribango Knight Riders, while Hayley Matthews will head the Barbados Royals and Stefanie Taylor will captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Women’s CPL will run along with the men’s CPL.
The league released a statement addressing the women’s tournament and said, “The teams have been drafted from a pool of players that was put together by Cricket West Indies’ selection committee and the 33 cricketers picked to represent the best talent from across the region with the squads full of experienced internationals as well as the next generation of female players.”
We are proud to announce our first women’s team under the Knight Riders banner: Mysore
Venky Mysore, Director of the Trinbago Knight Riders expressed excitement about the women’s league and expressed his gratitude for the support of the Caribbean Premier League and the Windies Cricket. “We are proud to announce our first women’s team under the Knight Riders banner, and are eagerly looking forward to watching the ladies represent TKR in the inaugural Women’s T20 competition in this year’s Caribbean Premier League,” said Mysore.
“We are always most supportive of such initiatives and are on a continuous lookout to expand the sport across the globe and across demographics. We are therefore particularly thrilled to support the launch of women’s T20 in the Caribbean and would like to congratulate and thank CWI and CPL for taking the initiative to launch the Women’s editions this year,” he added.
We are very pleased that we have been able to make this a reality in 2022: Russell
Pete Russell CEO of the CPL also addressed the league’s newest addition and said, “A Women’s CPL is the next logical step as we grow the brand, and we are very pleased that we have been able to make this a reality in 2022.”
“We are grateful to the CWI, the Barbados Royals, the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Trinbago Knight Riders for working with us on this groundbreaking tournament and we look forward to showcasing the tremendous skills of all these talented players.