The teams were drawn from a pool of players put together by Cricket West Indies, with 33 cricketers selected. The remaining three players in each 14-women’s team will be drafted as overseas players. The tournament will begin on August 30, with St Kitts hosting the entire tournament. The overseas players are to be announced in due course.
“Matthew and Taylor are rated among the top 10 T20 all-rounders in the world and Dottin is one of the most destructive batsmen in the women’s game, with all three players showing their quality in domestic competitions for the West Indies and around the world, A CPL press release said.
Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies, said: “This inaugural women’s edition of the CPL represents a major upward move for West Indian cricket. I am grateful to all those in the CPL and CWI who have made it happen, especially the three leading franchises. who therefore voluntarily got on board.”
Hero CPL CEO Pete Russell said: “A one-woman CPL is the next logical step as we grow the brand, and we are very pleased that we are able to make this a reality in 2022. We are grateful to CWI. Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders to work with us in the breaking tournament and we look forward to showcasing the tremendous skills of all these talented players.”