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12 teams, 7 days, 1 champion: UWI T20 Cricket returns for third year in January

For Release Upon Receipt - December 10, 2014

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The national UWI T20 Cricket Tournament returns in from January 3 to 11, 2015 with over $50,000 in prizes up for grabs. As has been the tradition, the tournament will feature top clubs in Trinidad as well as Tobago, along with teams from The UWI and UTT. There will be cash prizes for all teams progressing beyond the preliminary round, and prizes for man-of-match, “big sixes” and special bowling performances.

For 2015, the competition will involve twelve teams and will follow a revised format. For the preliminary rounds, the twelve teams will be divided into four groups (3-teams in each group). The three teams in a given group will meet on a single day (3 matches) and only the winner goes forward. The preliminary round will involve four triple headers on four consecutive days. The entire competition will be completed in seven playing days. All matches will be played at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Grounds of the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). 

For the Preliminaries (triple headers) matches will start at 10am, 2pm and 6pm.  For the Semi-Finals and Finals matches start at 6:30pm. The draw for the Preliminary Round takes place at the competition’s formal launch next Monday, December 15, at the Office of the Campus Principal, The UWI, St. Augustine. The full match schedule is as follows:

Preliminary Round (Only winners Advance)

Rounds 1             Jan 3rd

Rounds 2             Jan 4th

Rounds 3             Jan 5th

Rounds 4             Jan 6th

Semi Finals (Only winners Advance)

Semi Finals (1)                 Jan 8th

Semi Finals (2)                 Jan 9th


Jan 11th

For further information, please call 662-2002 ext. 82001, 645-2640 ext 4643 or email


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)