“With the players coming back from the World Cup, there is a lot of hype” – Hurricanes all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall says Super50 should not be taken for granted

This year’s CG United Super 50 Cup will feature eight teams – the traditional six franchises who will be joined by the West Indies Academy and Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) teams. The tournament returns, first time since February 2021.

Also, Another six franchises, which include Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Barbados Pride, Guyana Harpy Eagles, Jamaica Scorpions, Guyana Jaguars, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

This will be a good opportunity for West indies coaches and selectors to consider and select for the West Indies ODI team for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup and also a good opportunity for players from across the West Indies.

The event will bowl off in Antigua on Saturday 29 October, with a match between the Leeward Islands and the West Indies Academy at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS) starting at 1 pm.

Speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports Show ahead of Saturday’s match at the SVRS, Cornwall said Group B will be very competitive.

“This emerging players [West Indies Academy] is a bunch of guys you can’t underestimate and you can’t take them for granted because they are under-19s or under-23s. We still have to go and play good and competitive cricket, no matter who the opponent is. We have a very tough group with Jamaica and Barbados but we still have to go and play positive cricket.

With the players coming back from the World Cup, there is a lot of hype and they would want to come and preform based on what happened in the World Cup. We just have to stick to our plan and go out there and play hard cricket,” he said.

Cornwall said the goal is to get to the final of the championships.

“It has to be a complete team effort. We can’t leave nothing for a next person to do, so everybody had to come together as a group and I think that once we do that and do it consistently, there is no doubt we could make the final,” the Antiguan said.

Super50 Cup, to be played in Antigua and Trinidad from October 29-November 19.

The final will be played on Saturday 19 November at the SVRS. The other two venues for the tournament are the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) in Antigua; along with the Queen’s Park Oval (QPO) in Trinidad.

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