Stanford 20/20

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Stanford 20/20
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Countries  West Indies
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2006
Last tournament 2008
Tournament format Knockout
Number of teams 19 (2006), 21 (2008)
Current champion  Trinidad & Tobago
Qualification Stanford Super Series

The Stanford 20/20 was a cricket tournament in the Caribbean island of Antigua. It was held first in July and August 2006 in the West Indies at the Stanford Cricket Ground, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, and the same place the year after. It is a variety of the popular Twenty20 format first introduced in English cricket in 2003.

The format was initially devised and made possible by Allen Stanford as a part of his (private) plan to bring West Indian cricket back to life.[1] 19 teams took part in the inaugural knock-out tournament and 20 teams took part in the second tournament (although 21 teams were originally scheduled to take part). The 2008 season was part of the official calendar of the WICB.[2]

2006 tournament[edit]

Qualifying matches[edit]

11 July
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v
Sint Maarten St Maarten
98 (18 overs)
United States Virgin Islands won by 47 runs
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
11 July
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Cayman Islands 
175/4 (20 overs)
v
 Bahamas
118/9 (20 overs)
Cayman Islands won by 57 runs
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
12 July
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British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
105/9 (20 overs)
v
Saint Lucia St Lucia
106/3 (14.3 overs)
St Lucia won by 7 wickets
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                           
  Guyana 116/2  
 Montserrat Montserrat 115/8       Guyana 168/7  
  Jamaica 75/1     Jamaica 163/6  
  Bermuda 74         Guyana 160/4  
 Grenada Grenada 84/4        Grenada Grenada 158/8  
 Dominica Dominica 83      Grenada Grenada (D/L) 70/3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent 96/5    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent 122/7  
 United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 92         Guyana 176/5
 Nevis Nevis 104/3         Trinidad and Tobago 175/6
 Saint Kitts and Nevis St Kitts 100      Nevis Nevis 213/3  
  Antigua 146/9     Antigua 170/9  
 Saint Lucia St Lucia 98/9        Nevis Nevis 136/9
  Trinidad and Tobago 93/2         Trinidad and Tobago 210/6  
  Cayman Islands 92       Trinidad and Tobago 142/9
  Barbados 141/6     Barbados 96  
  Anguilla 103/7  

2008 tournament[edit]

Initially it was planned to include two additional teams from the region in the 2008 competition, Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands, increasing the number of teams participating to twenty-one (21).[3]

However, since the application required by US citizens (such as Stanford himself) and organisations to interact with the island under the United States embargo against Cuba was rejected, Sint Maarten (Cuba's destined opponent in the preliminary round) received a bye.[4]

Preliminary matches[edit]

25 January
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St Maarten Sint Maarten
v
  • Cuba were barred from participating in the tournament; St Maarten received a bye to the next round
26 January 2008
Scorecard
St Lucia Saint Lucia
134/8 (20 overs)
v
 Cayman Islands
88/8 (20 overs)
St Lucia won by 46 runs
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
27 January
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Dominica Dominica
139/7 (20 overs)
v
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
73 (17.2 overs)
Dominica won by 66 runs
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
29 January
Scorecard
Turks and Caicos Islands 
67/9 (20 overs)
v
Montserrat Montserrat
70/1 (7.3 overs)
Montserrat won by 9 wickets
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
30 January
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St Kitts Saint Kitts and Nevis
130/8 (20 overs)
v
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
131/6 (19.2 overs)
United States Virgin Islands won by 4 wickets
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua

Brackets[edit]

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                           
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent and the Grenadines 168/4  
 Sint Maarten St Maarten 158/6      Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent and the Grenadines 107/8  
  Trinidad and Tobago 106/2     Trinidad and Tobago 166/7  
 Saint Lucia St Lucia 105/9         Trinidad and Tobago 120  
 Grenada Grenada 177/6         Barbados 115/6  
  Anguilla 161/4      Grenada Grenada 98
  Barbados 103/8     Barbados 152/4  
 Dominica Dominica 77         Trinidad and Tobago 94/1
  Jamaica 191/4         Jamaica 93
  Bahamas 73/7       Jamaica 123/2  
 Nevis Nevis 185/6    Nevis Nevis 121/8  
 Montserrat Montserrat 111         Jamaica 143/7
  Antigua 153/8         Guyana 142/8  
 United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 131/6       Antigua 156/9
  Guyana 63/1     Guyana 146/9  
  Bermuda 62/9  

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Billionaire reveals Windies plan, BBC Sport, 4 October 2005
  2. ^ "WICB and Stanford agree five-year deal". cricinfo.com. 
  3. ^ Stanford 20/20 has two new teams, The Bajan Reporter, 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ Cuba denied participation in Stanford 20/20, Cricinfo's Beyond the Test World, retrieved 19 December 2007