PowerGen Sports start their Premier Division Twenty20 title defence today when they host CLICO Preysal in the opening round Group B match at Inshan Ali Park, Preysal, from 2 p.m.
PowerGen boasts a strong line-up which includes hard-hitting opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh, Guyanese batsman Rajindra Chandrika as well as the experienced spin pair Varoon Samaroo and Kavesh Kantasingh.
Preysal have a young side with some promising players which includes West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Bryan Charles.
In the feature match in Group A, last year’s runner-up Queen’s Park Cricket Club take on Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports at Queen’s Park Oval with Kieron Pollard expected to take the field for the hosts.
Pollard, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since late last year, has recuperated and was part of the Queen’s Park team for their two-day league game against Esmeralda at the Oval last weekend.
The T20 competition will feature two groups of six teams each with the defending champions seeded in Group B and last year’s runner-up seeded in Group A. The teams will play each other once in a round robin phase with the top four in each group advancing to the quarterfinals.
Premier Division T20 groups
Group A: QPCC, Munroe Road, Alescon Comets, Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports, Merry Boys, Moosai Sports
Group B: PowerGen, Jenexcon Tableland, CLICO Preysal, Esmeralda Sports, Caldrac Club, First Citizens Clarke Road
Today’s Premier Division T20 fixtures (All matches start at 2 p.m.)
Moosai Sports vs Merry Boys, Honeymoon Park
QPCC vs Seenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports, Queen’s Park Oval,
Munroe Road vs Alescon Comets, Munroe Road Ground
First Citizens Clarke Road vs Caldrac Club, Wilson Road
CLICO Preysal vs PowerGen Penal, Inshan Ali Park
Esmeralda Sports vs Jenexcon Tableland, Esmeralda Recreation Ground