Courts Women Grand Slam tourney bowls off on Dec. 3

West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor plays a shot during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Associated Press / Aijaz Rahi, File

The third edition of the Courts Women’s T20 Grand Slam Franchise Tournament is on and this year, it will feature West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor. She is making her debut in the tournament which will be played in Trinidad and Tobago.

Other West Indies players in the lineup are Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Hayley Matthews and Stacy-Ann King.

Taylor, the number 4 on the batting list, hopes that the tournament can invigorate further interest in the women’s game from players, fans and sponsors alike.

She commended the T&T Women’s Cricket Association for the initiative as well as Cricket West Indies (CWI) for providing further support.

“We are heading into the Twenty20 World Cup next year in Australia and this is going to provide some much needed playing time for the girls who will eventually make the team” said Taylor, who will line up for the Southern Titans in this year’s tournament which bowls off on Dec. 3 with the Grand Final carded for Dec. 13.

West Indies’ Hayley Matthews woman of the match against Sri Lanka is seen here playing against Australia during the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India,
Associated Press / Bikas Das, file

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