Women have been pushing behind the scenes to develop international and national women’s teams in countries like Nepal, England and South Africa. Now women from Guyana are trying their part to bring the sport to that level, with national training sessions regularly having four women participating including Schemona Trinidad. The BBC has quoted Schemona Trinidad as saying that the West Indies may formally create a women’s team next year to compete internationally.
Guyana already has women with international experience. Schemona Trinidad has played for the national team at the West Indies Blind T20 this past year, and has been a regular fixture on the team since 2010 when she was selected as part of the West Indies team that played against the Australian when they did a tour in Barbados. A scheduling conflict meant she had to opt out of the competition. Crystal Aulder has also been selected to for the Guyana national team in the past year.
Across the West Indies, other women have also represented the region in various tours and tournaments on mixed gender, male dominated national team. Three women were part of the fourteen player strong team that went on a tour of England in 2008.