After eking out a narrow win against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International on Sunday, the West Indies women lost the second match By 38 runs. The women took to the St. Pauls Sporting Grounds on Tuesday morning with Windies looking for a 2-0 in the ODI series ahead of their Twenty 20 warm-up matches. Sri Lanka batted first and amassed 198 runs in their overs, however Windies could only muster a disappointing 160. Sunday’s game was blemished with heavy rainfall and overs were reduced to 33. Windies secured that win By two wickets with a score of 133 for 8 against Sri Lanka’s 129 in 33 overs. Windies played a Twenty20 match on Wednesday and will play two more on Friday and Saturday at Maynards Park, Cayon at 2 pm. The matches are a precursor to the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament; the first round games being played in St. Kitts. Windies girls, ranked 5th in the ICC Twenty20 table, arrived in St. Kitts on April 11 to begin a month-long training camp before the tournament begins. They are joined By three other Group A teams- England, Australia and South Africa, along with Group B teams Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India. At the camp they will work specifically on strength and conditioning, fitness and agility, tactical awareness, match simulations as well as improving their skill levels. After the Sri Lanka matches Windies will face the Pakistanis in three T20s from April 26 to 29 at the Molineux Cricket Grounds. Leading batswoman Barbadian Deandra Dottin, who is nursing a sore ankle, missed the Sri Lanka matches but team coach Sherwin Campbell assured, “She will be ready for the other matches and the T20 World Cup.” He expressed optimism that the team would be successful at the upcoming T20 tournament and spoke highly of the host country and venue. “We played really well against England here last year and we will be looking to pick back up the momentum we established. We enjoy playing here in St Kitts. It is a great home base for the girls. We have been here for a week now and we are ready for what we have ahead of us – the ODIs and T20s against Sri Lanka, the ODIs and T20s against Pakistan and the T20 World Cup in May.” The ICC World Twenty20 Tournament kicks off at Warner Park Cricket Stadium on May 5 with West Indies versus South Africa at 10 am and England versus Australia at 2 pm. On May 6 Sri Lanka faces Pakistan in the first match and then New Zealand will take on India. Australia will come up against South Africa on May 7 with England and West Indies squaring off in the afternoon. Saturday will see India versus Pakistan followed By New Zealand against Sri Lanka. The first round culminates Sunday May 9 with Group A battles between England and South Africa then West Indies and Australia. Officials with the local organizing committee are expecting bumper crowds for the World Cup Tournament and say the venue has met with ICC/ WICB requirements. Although the first round matches are free, admission to Warner Park will be By ticket only. Tickets were scheduled to be made available this past Monday however Clement O’Garro, Promotion and Corporate Services Officer, told The Observer that “we are experiencing some technical issues which we expect will be rectified shortly”.