Lloyd backs Windies Women to retain T20 title

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.
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West Indies legend Clive Lloyd is backing the West Indies Women to defend their ICC’s Women’s World Twenty20 title when the competition bowls off on Nov. 3.

In the last tournaments in 2016, the Windies women defeated Australia by eight wickets to claim their first ever title.

Speaking at a recent gala function to mark part of the ICC cricket World Cup trophy tour, the former West Indies captain believes the regional team had the quality of players to repeat as champions.

He said it would be extremely special if the Windies could lift the trophy in front of their home crowd in the Caribbean.

Lloyd said he is hoping to see the best players in the women’s game show what they are capable off.

He recalled in 2016 when the Under-19 won the World Cup, the women won the World Twenty20 and the men won the Twenty20, as well.

The event will be the sixth edition of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 and the second time it is being staged in the Caribbean. The tournament will feature the 10 best teams in the world.

Defending champions the Windies are in Group A along with Bangladesh, England, South Africa and Sri Lanka, while Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand and Pakistan form Group B.

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