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Inaugural UWI World Universities T20 Tournament

For Release Upon Receipt - December 21, 2018


University players from the United Kingdom, United States of America and the Caribbean including the reigning Regional Super 50 Champions, the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) will meet in Trinidad and Tobago from January 10th to 20th to participate in the first ever, UWI World Universities T20 Cricket Tournament.

Five teams will match up at the inaugural tournament which will be held at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Sport and Physical Centre (SPEC) in St. Augustine. Live coverage will be carried on The UWI’s public information and education service, UWItv and supported by media partner for the tournament, Caribbean Lifestyle Communications. The initiative is led by The UWI’s Faculty of Sport, supported by Cricket West Indies (CWI), the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB).

This inaugural competition allows The UWI to establish relationships with other reputable universities using cricket as a conduit to produce many more world class student-athletes. It will bring to the fore new talent and along with UWI’s advanced sporting facility, help expand a pool of ‘thinking cricketers’ and build the region’s dominance in cricket. Former West Indian Cricketer, Daren Ganga is Chair of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) leading the planning, coordination, promotion, execution of the tournament. He said the intention is that the competition is hosted in a different country every year and the top five players emerging will be exposed to CPL pre-tournament camps, creating a direct route for university students into professional cricket.

According to Ganga, “This configuration will allow for the grooming of young student-athletes from local to global circuits, giving international exposure to players, officials, faculty, partners and sponsors to enhance their networking and competitiveness”.

All matches are open to members of the public and are scheduled for 2:00pm and 6:30pm daily. Tickets are available at the gates at TT $25.00.




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More about The UWI Faculty of Sport

Launched in 2017, the UWI Faculty of Sport integrates teaching and research, professional development, community partnerships, and co- and extra-curricular student sport through three main units: Professional Programmes, Outreach & Projects Unit, Co-curricular & Intramural-Activity Unit and the Academic Programme & Activity Unit. The faculty is made up of four Academies of Sport: Cave Hill Academy of Sport, Open Campus Academy of Sport, Mona Academy of Sport and St Augustine Academy of Sport. For more information visit


About The UWI

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the top 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit

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