Massy Returns as WCPL Title Sponsors

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By Prior Beharry

THE opportunity to play in the Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WPCL) will be a life-changing one.

This was how West Indies spinner Karishma Ramharack described her participation in the tournament that takes place from August 30 to September 10.

There will be three teams looking to win the trophy. They are defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Royals and Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Speaking at the launch of the 2023 WCPL at the President’s Box of the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Monday, Ramharack said, “The CPL brand has grown tremendously over the years, and it’s definitely an honour to be associated with it.

“Massy has done us ladies proud by partnering to make WCPL happen again as we couldn’t wait to have our own version of CPL.

“For the present group of girls. I can’t exaggerate how grateful we are; and for the younger generations to come, this step has been and will continue to create life-changing opportunities for us.”

Members of the Massy Executive Leadership team with West Indies cricketers Karishma Ramharack and Lee-Ann Kirby

Massy Group has confirmed being the title sponsor for the tournament in a three-year deal.

Senior Vice President of the Massy Group Ambikah Mongroo said her company has a workforce of almost 70% women.

She said, “Creating opportunities for women to grow and develop is integral to our business, inherent to our purpose.”

Mongroo said, “This tournament provides a platform for professional athletes to tell their stories. These stories and their passion encourage other young girls and women who want to pursue careers as professional athletes to reach for the stars.”

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She said, “Last year the Massy Group shared its new Vision – A Global Force For Good, An Investment Holding Company with a Caribbean Heart.

“This vision is underpinned by our belief in the unique advantages that the warmth and vitality of our Caribbean identity lends us on the global stage.

“As Massy celebrates our 100th anniversary in 2023, supporting the WCPL exemplifies what we believe to be truly representative of our Caribbean heart.  It’s the passion for the game of cricket, it’s the energy of our Caribbean women and the combination of both to have global reach through the CPL platforms.”

CPL CEO Pete Russell said he was delighted to partner with Massy hoped for a bigger player pool, an expanded version of the WCPL with more teams in 2024.

He said the other CPL franchise owners were keen on adding a women’s team.

Russell said, “We were delighted with the reception the first WCPL received in 2022 and we cannot wait for the start of an expanded tournament this year.

“These hugely talented players deserve the best chance to showcase their talents and the WCPL is the perfect stage for this. Women’s cricket is growing rapidly, and it is pleasing for CPL to play a significant part in that growth.”

The Massy WCPL trophy

The tournament will see seven matches played in Barbados and Trinidad.

The teams will be announced at the end of June with the squads made up of nine senior West Indies players, two emerging West Indies players and four overseas players.

The emerging players will be under the age of 21 and chosen from a list provided by Cricket West Indies.

See fixtures for the 2023 tournament:

Date Teams Venue
Thurs 31, Aug Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Kensington Oval, Barbados
Sat 2, Sept Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders Kensington Oval, Barbados
Sun 3, Sept Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Royals Kensington Oval, Barbados
Tues 5, Sept Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Trinidad


Wed 6, Sept Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals Trinidad


Sat 9, Sept Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinidad


Sun 10, Sept WCPL Final – 1st place vs 2nd place Trinidad




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