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Super50 starts October

Super50 starts October
05 Sep

The cricket West Indies regional Super50 cup is back again this year in Barbados.

The tournament, which had a soft launch over the weekend in Bridgetown, was moved from January to October this year, with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados sharing the games.

The October 4th to 28th tournament will see Barbados hosting 10 preliminary matches at the 3W's Oval and Kensington Oval, with semifinals and finals at Kensington Oval.

The tournament will also see the return of Canada and the United States but will see the addition of the West Indies "B" team who performed so well in the Canada T20 league earlier this year.

With the change of time of the tournament it will allow for most of the stars in West Indies cricket to be available for selection for their home sides.

Veteran all-rounder Rayad Emrit says this only means well for the tournament.

The regional Super50 will also allow players to impress the selectors ahead of next year's ICC World Cup in England.

Emrit says the tournament will have some pressure in it because the ultimate goal is to represent the Windies at a World Cup.

Meanwhile young star Shimron Hetmyer won't be available for the Super50 because he'll be on West Indies duty in India.

However Hetmyer says the tournament holds a special place in his heart and he will be backing his home team Guyana all the way from India to take home the title.