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High hopes


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A?CONFIDENT?West Indies coach Ottis Gibson believes the regional cricketers can follow up their World Twenty20 success in Sri Lanka by winningthe ICC?Champions Trophy next month in England.
“The team is very confident. The World Cup [T20] win, after years and years of trying without success, has given everybody a boost,” Gibson said yesterday at a pre-tour Press briefing at the Accra Hotel.
“That little success that we had in Sri Lanka has given everybody a lift and given us the belief that we can go on and continue to build on what we have done so far and improve and certainly win this tournament. We are leaving here tonight (yesterday) to go and win the tournament. That’s our aim.”
Gibson, members of the team’s management and seven of the 15-man squad, left for England where they will have a week’s build up with a second camp in Cardiff, Wales, before playing against Australia and Sri Lanka in warm-up matches ahead of their opening encounter on June 7 against?Pakistan.