St John’s, ANTIGUA )CARIBUPDATE/NOV 16, 2016) - Kent Cricket has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Regional Super50, the West Indies domestic one-day competition.
The seven-times county champions are set to compete in a recognised overseas tournament for the first time.
Kent will face Under 19 world champions West Indies and teams from Trinidad and Tobago, Windward Islands and Leeward Islands in the group stages of the tournament which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.
Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: "It is a huge honour for Kent Cricket to be invited by West Indies Cricket Board to join their domestic 50-over competition in early 2017.“
It will be the perfect opportunity to play competitive off-season cricket and good overseas experience for the players.
We look forward to helping make the competition a big success and introducing the Spitfires to cricket supporters in the Caribbean.
"West Indies Cricket Board Operations Manager Roland Holder said: “Regional players will have an opportunity to test their skills against their contemporaries from another region.
We anticipate keen contests with our Franchise Teams. We are pleased to welcome them.
”The fourth edition of the tournament will precede a three-match ODI series against England scheduled for March.
Group A: Kent Spitfires, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, West Indies U19s, Windward Islands Volcanoes.
Group B: Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, CCC Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions, ICC Americas.
Schedule:Jan 22: Travel
· January 23-24: Practice
· January 25: Kent Spitfires v Leeward Islands Hurricanes;
· January 29: Kent Spitfires v T&T Red Force
· January 31: Kent Spitfires v Windward Volcanoes
· February 2: Kent Spitfires v WI U19s
· February 4: Kent Spitfires v Leeward Islands Hurricanes
· February 8: T&T Red Force
· February 10: Kent Spitfires v Windward Volcanoes
· February 12: Kent Spitfires v WI U19s.