The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will allow the Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) team to play in the Regional Super50 competition next month.
This was one of several decisions taken by the WICB’s board of directors in St Kitts on Saturday.
In a press release, the regional body says the team of university players, which has been involved in regional competition since 2007, has been given “a special invitation” to participate in the Super50 next year.
The Super50 will also include the International Cricket Council team, Ireland, coached by former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies player, Phil Simmons.
The release did not state the reason for the invitation, or whether the CCC would be retained for the Regional Four-Day competition.
CCC and Ireland will join the traditional territories Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands in the battle for the Clive Lloyd trophy.
The decision to include the CCC came after objections both from the players and their representative body, the West Indies Players Association.
WICB CEO Michael Muirhead’s said last month that the CCC team would be removed from the regional tournaments for commercial reasons.
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