Trinidad and Tobago have three cricket teams in action across the Caribbean today, their home fans backing each to turn out winners.
In Guyana, the Boys Under-19 team, captained by Jeremy Solozano, face hosts Guyana in their second match of the West Indies Cricket Board’s 7-team regional age-group 50-overs-per-team tournament.
In Dominica, the Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s team, led by Anisa Mohammed in place of the injured Merissa Aguilera, oppose Grenada in the Board’s 8-team 50-overs-per-side championships and in St Kitts, it’s the Dwayne Bravo-led Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel taking on the Barbados Tridents, captained by Trinidadian Kieron Pollard, in a Caribbean Premier League T20 fixture.
The TT boys team enter today’s match seeking a second victory after overwhelming the ICC Americas guest side by 164 runs in their opening round match on Monday.
Trinidad and Tobago were on a bye in Tuesday’s second round and yesterday was a rest day in the tournament.
Guyana meanwhile, winners of the previous three-day-per-match championship, recorded two wins in the first two rounds of the limited overs contest, whipping the Leeward Islands by 76 runs on Monday and the ICC Americas by 49 runs on Tuesday.
The TT women’s team with West Indies players Stacy Ann King, Britney Cooper, Kirbyina Alexander, vice-captain Shenelle Lord and Mohammed herself, start against Grenada today before tackling Barbados on Saturday and hosts Dominica on Sunday in Group A action.
Guyana, defending champions Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia are the Group B teams for the championships set to conclude on August 13.
Over in St Kitts, the TT Red Steel unit take the field with the Tridents at 8 o’ clock tonight seeking to extend their winning ways in the six-team competition which has already chalked the Red Steel, the Tridents and both the Guyana Amazon warriors and the title-holding Jamaica Tallwahs as the four to feature in the showdown for this year’s title.