KKR welcomes its first women’s team to participate in the inaugural Women’s CPL
Kolkata Knight Riders, the cricket franchise owned by Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, made a big announcement on Thursday (June 16). From the inaugural season of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League, the Knight Riders will be the first women’s cricket team to take part. Local players are drafted ahead of the historic first run of the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Premier League, with the tournament starting on 30 August. Trinbago Knight Riders women’s team has been announced which will be led by Deandra Dottin. The other two teams will be captained by Hayley Matthews (Barbados Royals) and Stephanie Taylor (Guyana Amazon Warriors).
Dottin is one of the most destructive batsmen in the women’s game, and Matthews and Taylor are rated among the top 10 T20 all-rounders in the world, with all three players showing their quality in domestic competitions for the West Indies and around the world.
Our first Knight Riders women’s team is here! _#TKR Men’s Team member @KieronPollard55 @nicholas_47 @AHosein21 @jayden_seales @WebsterTion welcomes women into the family with open arms____
Inaugural Women’s CPL is scheduled to start from 30th August. #WeAreTKR pic.twitter.com/kZIHpZkSrm
— Trinbago Knight Riders (@TKRiders) June 16, 2022
The teams are drawn from a pool of players that was put together by the Cricket West Indies selection committee and the 33 cricketers selected represent the best talent from across the region along with the next generation of women players along with experienced international players. did. ,
Members of the TKR men’s team reacted to the announcement, welcoming the women who will be sporting the team’s red and black jersey for the first time this year.
Speaking on Kieron Pollard’s development, the captain said, “For the first time ever, the Knight Riders have a women’s team in the CPL. I would like to wish them all the best and we look forward to welcoming you to the family. We are TKR!”. Nicholas Pooran said: “Welcome to TKR, ladies. This is a great step towards making the sport even more popular in the Caribbean. All the best, ladies.”