CWI announced on Monday that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) would include a women’s competition in 2022, with three clubs fighting for the first Women’s CPL (WCPL) championship.

Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders are the three teams that will compete during the men’s competition, which will take place between August 30 and September 30.

“Increasing chances for West Indian women and girls to participate in cricket is one of CWI’s key goals, and we are thrilled to have been able to work with CPL to forward the expansion plans that we initially announced in 2019 prior to the onset of the covid pandemic. We are optimistic that all CPL women’s games will be extremely competitive and provide fantastic entertainment for our fans in the area and throughout the globe,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt stated.

“Adding a women’s tournament to the CPL has long been a dream of ours, and we are thrilled that it has come true. We’d want to express our gratitude to CWI for collaborating with us to make this possible. The Women’s T10 Challenge, held at the 2019 CPL, was a big success, and we’re excited to take the next step ahead” Said Pete Russell, CPL’s CEO.

With travel throughout the globe are becoming simpler, CPL will be able to visit more than one nation this year, allowing fans to experience CPL in person once again.