Following a random drawing held on Tuesday, 28 February, in the Cayman Islands, the 19 teams vying for US$1 million in the upcoming Stanford 20/20 Tournament now know which country they are up against.
The drawing was attended by cricket legend Courtney Walsh, tournament organizers Kelly Holding Ltd., based in Grand Cayman, and members of the Cayman Islands Cricket Association. Accounting firm Deloitte was on hand to audit the proceedings.
For the drawing in the round of 16, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago were seeded in no particular order and separated randomly (Teams 1-8).
Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago have been seeded due to their status in West Indies regional cricket. Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts are the one-day champions and runners-up respectively of the 2005 Leeward Islands one-day tournament, while Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines are the winners and runners-up respectively of the 2005 Windward Islands one-day tournament.
The other 11 teams were drawn randomly to fill the other spots in the tournament draw (Teams 9-19).
There were four boxes. Box #1 contained the numbers 1 through 8. Box #2 contained the names of the countries whose teams are seeded: Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts, Grenada and St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Box #3 contained the numbers 9 through 19, and Box #4 contained the names of the other 11 countries. A number was drawn from Box #1 and then a country from Box #2, with that country slotted in the playing chart corresponding to the number drawn; the same process was used for Box numbers 3 and 4. See actual team placements attached.