Volcanoes open title defence against Red Force

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Reigning champions Windward Islands Volcanoes will contest Group A of the Regional Super50 which bowls off next week Thursday in Trinidad and Tobago.
The tournament itinerary, released Tuesday by the Barbados Cricket Association, will see Group A being played in T&T while
Group B will be staged in Barbados.
Group A will also feature Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Canada, West Indies B and Guyana Jaguars while Group B comprises Barbados Pride, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Jamaica Scorpions, Combined Campuses and Colleges and United States.
The tournament runs from October 3-28.
Volcanoes, who stunned Barbados Pride in last season’s final, will open the defence of their title with a difficult fixture against multiple-time champions Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval.
Canada and Windies B will form the undercard in another day/night contest at the Brian Lara Stadium on the opening day.
The following day in Barbados, Group B will get underway with a clash between Scorpions and CCC in a 9 a.m. start at 3Ws Oval.
Pride, last season’s losing finalists, will then take on Hurricanes in the feature match at 2 p.m. at historic Kensington Oval.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals which will be played at Kensington Oval on October 25 and 26, with the final carded for October 28.
Last February, Volcanoes captured their fourth domestic 50-overs title when they defeated a full-strength Pride in the final of the tournament at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

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