St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that the semi finals and final of the Super50 Tournament will be broadcast live ESPN Caribbean in similar fashion to the just concluded Caribbean Twenty20.
The semi finals and final will be played as day/night matches at the Kensington Oval on April 18th, 19th and 21st respectively. In addition to these matches, 12 preliminary round matches will also be played as day/nighters during the 2013 season.
The Super50 bowls off on February 7th with three matches under lights in Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia.
Defending champions Jamaica will face Barbados at the Kensington Oval, Leeward Islands will host Guyana at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds and Windward Islands will lock horns with Combined Campuses and Colleges at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. Trinidad and Tobago drew the bye for the first round.
The semi finals and final of the Super50 2011 were also broadcast live on ESPN. That entire tournament was played in Guyana.
In a new arrangement the Super50 will be played alongside the Regional 4 Day Tournament in the upcoming season with the WICB covering up to three changes per squad for each round.
The seven teams will be competing for the Clive Lloyd Trophy while there will be several individual trophies on offer for the most outstanding performances. The Super50 will be played over seven rounds and will comprise 24 matches. All day/night matches will commence at 2pm local time.
The WICB will provide live video streaming and score updates via windiescricket.com for all preliminary matches of the Super50 and all Regional 4 Day matches including the semi finals and final.
Local radio stations in the host territory will be offered the rights to produce live ball-by-ball radio commentary for all preliminary round matches. The WICB will produce live ball-by-ball radio commentary for the semi final and final of both the Super50 and Regional 4 Day tournaments. The radio commentary will be offered to local stations at no charge so that fans across the region can keep track of all the action live.
Participating teams: Barbados, Combined Campuses and Colleges, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands.