The Windward Islands senior male tournament commences today (Thursday) with matches at Park Hill and Cumberland playing fields.
Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia arrived in St. Vincent on Wednesday, keenly anticipating the host country to provide much of a challenge, as the Vincentians look to win the 2-day championship.
Dominica are defending champions.
The tournament is one round, with each country playing each other.
The curtains come down on April 10.
The host side is boosted with Windies batsman, Sunil Ambris, who will lead the team.
He will have as his deputy, experienced spin bowling allrounder, Keron Cottoy.
The team includes two new players, Dillon Douglas and Andrew Thomas.
Other established players in the St. Vincent line up are Obed McCoy, Shaquille Browne, Atticus Browne, Kennett Dember, and Asif Hooper.
The remaining players are Romano Pierre, Desron Maloney, Darius Martin and Seon Sween, the wicketkeeper.
Gidron Pope and Delorn Johnson will miss out on this year’s tournament due to fitness issues.
Windies fast bowler, Kesrick Williams is carrying an injury, while Ray Jordan is being rested after a long first-class season.
Deighton Butler will be the head coach of the team, while Cleton Burnett will make his first appearance with the senior male team, as the assistant coach.