Trinidad and Tobago through to final after washout

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BRIDGETOWN, Oct 27 (Reuters) Trinidad and Tobago reached the final of the regional one day competition for the West Indies, despite their semi-final with Barbados falling victim to the weather.

Heavy overnight rain yesterday left the field at the Three W's Oval unplayable and after four inspections the game was called off without a ball being bowled.

Trinidad and Tobago will meet Jamaica in Sunday's final by virtue of having a better net run-rate than Barbados. There was no possibility to replay the game as no reserve date had been set for the fixture.

Several hundred Barbados fans protested in front of the players' pavilion and Barbados coach Hendy Springer called for a review of the tournament organisation.

''These regional competitions are aspiring to be first-class competitions,'' he told reporters.

''They should be run similar to how you run a competition at the highest level. There should be a reserve day which takes the weather into consideration.'' Yesterday's events spoiled what had been billed as a major step forward for Caribbean cricket as the two semi-finals and Sunday's final are the first time the region has hosted day/night fixtures under floodlights.

REUTERS SZ PM0606

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