With the news that no Menís teams from the Americas will be featuring in this yearís Regional Super50 Cup, the West Indies premier 50-over tournament would be concerning yet again.
In previous years a Select Americas team, USA and Canada have all taken part, but the parent body of the Region have chosen not to assist the Americas Regional teams in a bid to qualify for the World Cup in 2021, by having them included.
Even more surprising, the West Indies Emerging players squad, who are the defending champions, will also not be taking part which means the side will not compete for back to back titles.
The teamís cutting means that the tournament reverts to its original form with the regions six leading franchises taking part; Jamaica Scorpions, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Guyana Volcanoes, Barbados Pride, Leeward Island Volcanoes and the Windward Island Hurricanes.
The changes to the teams competing in the tournament also means a change to the tournamentís scheduling.
Last season, the teams were split into two groups; the fixture reduction now means that the tournament will be played over one round with each team playing five matches.
The Antigua and Barbuda-hosted tournament is scheduled to start on the February 4th and will conclude on the February 27th.