The Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) has announced a new title sponsorship deal with an investment company, Massy Group.
The teams will play four Twenty20 matches each at Warner Park, which is known as the world’s fastest scoring grounds. Hayley Matthews (Barbados Royals), Stafanie Taylor (Guyana Amazon Warriors), and Deandra Dottin (Trinbago Knight Riders) are captains of their respective teams.
As women’s cricket is gaining popularity in the Caribbean and throughout the world, every one of the three Massy WCPL teams will feature the best players from the province as well as exhilarating foreign players to complete their squads.
Marc Rostant, Senior Vice President, Massy Motors, said, “As one of the largest employers in the region, a significant percentage of our workforce is comprised of women. For some companies such as Massy Stores which operates from 59 locations across the English-speaking Caribbean the workforce is on average 70% female. That means that creating opportunities for women to grow and develop is integral to our business and inherent to our purpose. With sponsorship support which we hope will continue to grow for years to come, we believe that CPL will continue to develop this tournament to create opportunities for professional, Caribbean, female athletes
Jamie Stewart, CPL’s Commercial Director, commented, “When we set out to create the Women’s CPL, it was important to find a partner that would help build the profile and stature of the game and players around the region, with the ultimate goal of making them household faces. In Massy, one of the region’s great companies, we feel the WCPL has the perfect partner. Massy Group, via their stories spanning the eastern Caribbean, touch more people each day than any other company in the region. We thank the Group and the Stores and Auto divisions for believing in the vision, and look forward to working with them to give the region’s female stars the support and exposure they deserve.”
The inaugural tournament of WCPL is all set to commence on August 31 in St Kitts.