Cameron congratulates winning Windies teams
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron sent congratulations to the West Indies men’s and women’s team on their recent outstanding performances at home.
The Windies men dominated Bangladesh 3-0 in the Dhaka Bank One-Day International Series and 2-0 in the Dhaka Bank Test Series. The series ended on Wednesday as West Indies won by 296 runs to record an historic victory in their 500th Test match.
The Windies women were equally impressive with a 4-0 series sweep over New Zealand Women in the four-match ODI Series in St Kitts. The series ended on yesterday as the West Indies won a thriller by four runs.
“On behalf of the WICB, our various stakeholders and fans, I want to offer congratulations to the players and members of the support staff of the West Indies men’s and women’s team following their brilliant performances recently.
“The men demonstrated the true spirit of team-work and unity to play unbeaten against Bangladesh in the Dhaka Bank Series and this is a huge boost as we prepare for the tour of India in a few weeks,” Cameron said.
“In the ODIs we saw a superb, record-break performance from Denesh Ramdin which helped complete a well-deserved clean sweep. In the Test matches, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shiv Chanderpaul were outstanding with the bat, while Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach stood out with the ball – and have all made significant strides up the ICC rankings. I also want to add a special congrats to Jerome Taylor, who took his 100th Test wicket on the final day of the second Dhaka Bank Test, as we celebrated victory in our 500th Test match.”
West Indies women outplayed the visitors in this series – which forms part of the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World Championship. The IWC will see the top eight sides in the women’s game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that will lead into the pinnacle event in women’s cricket, the ICC Women’s World Cup.
“Again we witnessed the strength of the West Indies women’s team on display as they played the Windies brand of cricket with flair and flamboyance to beat New Zealand at home for the second year in a row,” Cameron said.
“They continue to make us very proud with their exploits as they strive to fulfil their quest to become the Number 1 team in the world. This series win will give us huge confidence ahead of the trip Down Under to take on Australia.”
Cameron added: “I also want to add special congrats to Anisa Mohammed – who became the first West Indian woman to take 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals as well as fast bowlers Tremayne Smartt and Shakera Selman – who both took their maiden five-wicket hauls.” (PR)