BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AFTER a plea from the St. Kitts Cricket Association, Cricket West Indies has approved a change in venue for the game between Barbados Pride and Canada in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 23).
In a statement issued yesterday (Nov. 19), Cricket West Indies indicated that the St. Kitts Cricket Association cited logistical reasons for the shift.
The match was originally scheduled to be a day/night game contested at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium in Basseterre, but it will now be a day game played at the Conaree Cricket Centre, with a 9:00 a.m. start time.
Meanwhile, Cricket West Indies’ Technical Committee of Super50 Cup approved batsman Michail Powell as a replacement for injured pacer Ojay Shields in the Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners.
Shields suffered a lower back strain in the Marooners game against Jamaica Scorpions last week Tuesday at Warner Park.
This is the second injury replacement for the Marooners in the tournament, after wicketkeeper/batsman Gian Benjamin replaced opener Abhijai Mansingh.
Mansingh was ruled out of the remaining games after suffering a shoulder injury when Marooners played against Barbados Pride two Saturdays ago at Warner Park.