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T20 Cricket returns to The UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - November 29, 2016

St. Augustine

The official tournament draw for The UWI’s fourth annual National T-20 Tournament takes place on November 30 from 10am at UWI’s Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). 

This UNICOM sponsored event will commence on January 5, 2017 at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, SPEC, located in the campus. Teams will compete for $70,000 worth of prize money, with the winning team receiving at least $35,000 in cash and a champion’s trophy. Prizes will also be given to the Man of the Match, Big Six and others.

Well known cricket player and administrator, Deryck Murray is the tournament patron. The UWI T20 is honoured to have this former West Indies wicket keeper associated with the event in which several local and regional clubs are scheduled to participate. They include first timers, Demarara Cricket Club of Guyana. Also competing for the top spot are this year’s champions, Club Crusoe (Tobago), who will be back to defend their crown. Other participating teams are, Merry Boys, Munroe Road, T&T Police, T&T Defence Force, Moosai Sports, Central Sports, Cane Farm, Duncan-Buggy Haynes United, Queen’s Park Cricket Club, and UWI.

As is customary, The UWI T20 tournament will feature several professional players, many of whom represent their national teams and/or play at West Indies level. Kevin Cooper, Lendl Simmons, Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran have all participated in previous tournaments.  

Season tickets are available for purchase at The UWI SPEC, the Campus Bookstore, and the Student Guild office. Further inquiries can be directed to The UWI Campus Registrar’s Office (662-2002 ext.82000) or to the Co-Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr Trevor Alleyne ( 9294 OR 645-3232 ext. 4642).



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.)