Praises heaped on victorious West Indies teams


Both the West Indies men and women’s teams have come in for high praises after capturing respective International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup titles today.

The women captured their first ever T20 title by defeating England by eight-wickets, while the men added to the title they won in 2014 by recording a four-wicket victory over England in an exciting final.

Their inspiring performances earned them accolades from West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron, West Indies Players Association (WIPA) CEO Wavell Hinds and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley.

The men, women and under 19 teams within the last three months have made the West Indies a region worthy of tremendous attention by being the best at the international level in World Cricket. We are indeed a proud set of people today and we want to thank all of you for your tremendous support. The men’s team has been electric and exciting in their performances during the tournament and we are all proud. This is a defining moment for cricket and we ought to thank each and every one of our directors, management, staff and supporters for the support West Indies Cricket has received. This is a truly ecstatic moment and we are indeed proud of this momentous achievement. The T20 format is a springboard to the other formats and we will use this as an opportunity to continue the development work we have to do to make the overall cricket product better. The men executed their comprehensive plan and we are pleased with the results. We salute the entire delegation on the hard work and commitment showed. We congratulate the team and management,” a press release from the WICB stated.

A proud Hinds, himself a former West Indies cricketer said, “Congratulations to the team, the management and support staff for an outstanding performance during this tournament. West Indies cricket looks to be in a good place after we have captured the ICC Under 19 World Cup and the women and men’s World T20 titles. Congratulations again to the West Indies Mens team and I am sure the entire Caribbean and the diaspora are feeling very proud of these achievements.”

Mottley, the Leader of the Barbados Labour Party also took the time to congratulate the team for their record breaking performances.

“Today is one of those specials days in our lives! Through it all – the tribulations, the doubts – our West Indian men and women lifted the spirits of six million people in the region. With the West Indies claiming the Under-19 championship, our spirits are soaring!” the release stated.

“They reminded us today of our creative genius – it is up to the rest of us to believe that we are truly world class. Resilience, persistence, confidence and team work. And to Carlos Brathwaite – to the very, very end, with the odds against us, your self-confidence, flair and excellence stands for all Barbadians as the ultimate inspiration. Congratulations to young Hayley Matthews. At 18 years old you remind us of why we know that our best days lie ahead of us as Barbadians.”






12 Responses to Praises heaped on victorious West Indies teams

  1. Sonia Smith
    Sonia Smith April 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    That’s what praises can do

  2. David Grazette
    David Grazette April 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Wish I was in the Caribbean to enjoy the celebration, CONGRATULATIONS! !!!!!!!!

  3. Tristan John
    Tristan John April 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Praise God for these wins! ☺

  4. Kd April 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Women team defeated Australia!!

  5. Coralita April 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Get it right Barbados, The omen defeated Australia not England.

  6. Coralita April 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations to our Champions.

    Champion, Champion!!!

    We could not have asked for more, Well Done!!!

  7. Marquis Knight-Jacks
    Marquis Knight-Jacks April 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS To the greatest team on earth!!! Rally Round D WEST INDIES!!!

  8. Mary Jane Gustave
    Mary Jane Gustave April 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm


  9. Coralita April 3, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    When Johnson Charles got out, Otis Gibson had a good laugh. Somebody tell Otis the West Indies Team and Fans had the last freaking laugh!!!

    Lololololololololololol, tek dah Otis 🙂

  10. Sarifa Patel April 3, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Coralita I love your comment. I am glad that even though the Teams are not appreciated by people like Dave Cameron and his hypocritical board the nation of India love the west indies cricketer and one could see that from their appreciation of the team winning. I wish we could bring back men like Peter Short and the other men who ran the board in the past with so much dignity and appreciation for the teams.

  11. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley April 4, 2016 at 8:46 am


  12. Nathaniel Samuels April 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Sarifa, The Presidents past had problems as well so that would be no guarantee of success. There is something now called instant communication so all the news is delivered ‘live’. Maybe whatever transpired in the past and was not made known until years later would have been like an avalanche down a hill.
    The present Board is not being smart in its communications and public relations so they go from one disaster to another.
    But let the political leaders stay away from this thing called West Indies Cricket because most, if not all of them have themselves fallen short of what they should be doing for their own people and for the community that is Caricom. They need to address those issues first before becoming embroiled in things that do not concern them.
    If local Boards select people of stature to lead their organisations, it will soon be to the betterment of West Indies cricket that we have quality leading us off the field of play.


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