After a complete 2-months of no action, Cricket is all set to return to the field from May 22. A West Indies based Cricket Association named St Vincent and Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGCA) is coming up with its own kind of T10 league. The Six team T10 tournament, known as Vincy Premier League (VPL), will be played from May 22 to until May 31, 2020 at the Arnos Valley Sporting Complex.
Amid the Hara-kiri due to Covid-19, Dr. Kishore Shallow, the president of the SVGCA), is quite confident of organising the tournament in a successful manner. He also added that the tournament will be streamed live across the globe.
“It is an exciting time for cricket in SVG, I can feel the buzz of sports enthusiasts who are thirsty for some cricket and sports,” Dr Shallow was quoted as saying in CricketNews.com.
“We came up with this T10 franchise format because of the absence of sports content at this point, and thought that this brand of cricket would be enticing to cricket fans across the globe in a short duration. The competition will be over a 10-day period, and all 30 matches will be streamed live,” he added.
On the theme of Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League the association drafted 72 players to round-off six teams. The logos of the six franchises were designed by E-FishAnt Solutions. The tournament will boast of a number of international stars, including speedster Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy and Sunil Ambris. Apart from Williams, McCoy, Ambris and Cottoy, the other marquee players are Lindon James and Desron Maloney.
Williams, who is famously known for his dual with Indian Captain Virat Kohli, is also one of the marquee players for his team the Botanical Gardens Rangers.
Like every others player, Williams was also quite excited, when he was named in the players’ draft. “It was great being part of the draft. Though it got tense at times, because we all wanted to secure the best players and team composition, it was really an enjoyable experience,” Williams mentioned.