ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board announced today that the Caribbean Super Station will be its radio broadcast partner for the NAGICO Super50 Tournament, starting this Thursday in Trinidad & Tobago.
All 15 matches in the tournament will be broadcast “live” on the CSS/GEM Radio network of stations, as well as other independent broadcasters in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and United States Virgin Islands, as well as stations in the host country.
“We are very excited to be working once again with CSS and excited that they have decided to carry ‘live’ coverage of all the matches,” said WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates said.
“CSS will be playing an important role in our continued efforts to restore the rich heritage of West Indies cricket, promoting the talents of our players to the region and, indeed, the World.”
Voices to be heard on the broadcasts include former West Indies players Colin Croft and Philip Wallace, as well as long-time play-by-play callers Andrew Mason, Stevenson Worme, Sean Devers, Vidia Ramphal and Colin Murray.
“We are delighted to once again partner with the WICB and NAGICO to ensure fans in the region can follow the tournament,” said Richard Purcell, the general manager of Caribbean Communications Limited, the operators of the CSS/GEM Stations.
“It is clear cricket still holds a special place in the hearts of many people in the region, so airing the matches was not a difficult decision. For many people, radio is still the ultimate way to follow the sport and we are thrilled to be given another opportunity to serve the fans.”
The NS50 is the WICB’s premier limited-overs event featuring the six franchise teams from the Professional Cricket League.
Defending champions, Barbados Pride, head Group “A” along with Guyana Jaguars, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Combined Campuses & Colleges.
Group “B” consists of last year’s beaten finalist T&T Red Force, as well as Leeward Islands Hurricanes, the Jamaica Franchise and the West Indies Under-19s, who are preparing for the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup.
The first round of the competition will be the group stage. Each team will play the others in their group once – with two matches being contested daily at either the Queen’s Park Oval in the T&T capital of Port of Spain, the T&T Cricket Board’s National Cricket Centre in the central Trinidad community of Couva, or Shaw Park in Scarborough, the capital of Trinidad’s sister island Tobago.
Following the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals, held on January 22 and 23, with the Grand Final scheduled for January 25; all at the Oval.