Proposed women's T20 league pleases Taylor

April 30, 2016
file West Indies Women's captain Stafanie Taylor in action against Australia during the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, on April 3.

Captain of the West Indies women's team Stafanie Taylor believes it's great the recent announcement that the England and Wales Cricket Board is to stage a women's Twenty20 tournament this summer

The ECB Women's Super League, the tournament is set to attract a number of top international women's cricketers with Jamaican batting all-rounder Taylor one of two West Indies players earmarked.

The other is fellow batting all-rounder, Barbadian Diandra Dottin.

"The Australian Women's Big Bash League was a great start for women's cricket, and now that there is another set to start in England it is even better," said Taylor.

new opportunities

"It says women's cricket is heading into the right direction, and the hope is that next there will be a Women's IPL (Indian Premier League)," she said.

The ECB Women's Super League, according to its organisers, is designed to create "new opportunities, a new narrative for the game, and new role models."

It will be staged over two weeks between July 30 and August 14 and will feature six teams.

"I hope it will have a similar impact as the Women's Big Bash League, which gave new exposure to the women's game," said Taylor.

"This is especially given the fact that women don't play that much amount of cricket on a yearly basis.

"It would also, in a similar light, be good to see one day, us here in the Caribbean have a women's league version of the Caribbean Premier League."

Taylor and Dottin played lead roles in the West Indies winning the recent ICC Women's World Twenty20 in India.

It was the first time West Indies Women were winning a global world title.

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