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  • Hope and Taylor are Male and Female Cricketers of the Year

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Shai Hope and Stafanie Talyor are the WINDIES male and female cricketers of the year respectively for 2017. The emerging cricketer of the year went to Guyana’s Keemo Paul.

    Cricket West Indies’ CEO, Johnny Grave in his summary remarks acknowledged Digicel for their support to West Indies cricket for 13 years; and welcomed Sandals Resorts as the new sponsor on board.

    CWI’s President, Dave Cameron noted the increase in the number of players which has moved from 25 to 177 in five years and adding that “we have the requisite number of players to compete.  What we now need is to continue to ensure our programs build capacity for all our technical and administrative officials to continue to consistently produce world class players.

    CEO and President of WIPA, Wavell Hinds acknowledged the commitment of the players to broaden their skills set off the field. Hinds pledged his organization’s commitment to continue with its programs to widen the scope and reach of all its members, while working closely with CWI to facilitate growth for players on the field of play.

    In her keynote address, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Hon Marsha Caddle, said that “West Indies Cricket is the blue print to advance regionalism.” In congratulating the work of CWI, the Minister wants the region to work closer together with cricket to create greater linkages with tourism and the creative arts sectors. She also called for “sport to be more integrated into education, as the focus and discipline of sport, can help young people to make better decisions about their lives, while acting as a signal to young people to use their talent more effectively.”

    Minister Caddle declared her government’s and country’s intention to support West Indies Cricket and sees this as an opportunity for a “brand new relationship and partnership to move the cricket and by extension, sport, forward.”

    The full list of winners are: 

    • WINDIES Cricketer of the Year – Shai Hope
    • WINDIES Test Cricketer of the Year – Shai Hope
    • WINDIES ODI Cricketer of the Year – Shai Hope
    • WINDIES T20 Cricketer of the Year – Evin Lewis
    • WINDIES Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Keemo Paul
    • WINDIES Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year – Deandra Dottin
    • WINDIES Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Stafanie Taylor
    • WINDIES Women Cricketer of the Year – Stafanie Taylor
    • CWI Lifetime Achievement Award – Carol Whilby-Maxwell
    • WIPA Lifetime Achievement Award – Dawnley Joseph
    • First Class Team of the Year – Guyana
    • Regional Under-19 Team of the Year – Guyana
    • First Class Four Day Cricketer of the Year – Devon Smith
    • First Class 50 Over Cricketer of the Year – Roston Chase
    • Caribbean T20 Cricketer of the Year – Chadwick Walton
    • WINDIES Under 19 Cricketer of the Year – Kirstan Kallicharan
    • Atlantic/WIPA in the Community Awardee – Rodney Sieunarine
    • CWI/WIPA Outstanding Foundation Awardee – The Marlon Samuels Foundation
    • WINDIES Umpire of the Year – Joel Wilson

    The 6th joint awards (CWI and WIPA) was held at the Hilton Barbados last evening (June 20).

  • Paul replaces Hetmyer for Sri Lanka series

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Keemo Paul will replace Shimron Hetmyer in the WINDIES Test Squad for the remainder of the Test Series against Sri Lanka.

    Hetmyer will return home to Guyana to recover from a recent illness. While there, he will continue his preparations to return for the 2-day practice match against Bangladesh in Antigua.

    WINDIES Head Coach Stuart Law said, “ Hetty is a big part of our future and now we want him to recover fully from his illness, so he can be at his best for the warm-up match versus Bangladesh.”

    The third Test against Sri Lanka is the first Day/Night Test to be played in the Caribbean.

  • WINDIES and Sri Lanka draw second Test

    GROS ISLET, St Lucia, Jun 18, CMC – West Indies enhanced their chances of drawing the second Test against Sri Lanka, losing just one wicket in the second session, on the final day of the riveting contest at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground here Monday.

    At tea, the hosts were 108 for four with opener Kraigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 44 and Shai Hope on 34 not out.

    The pair have so far added a crucial 44 runs for the fifth wicket to pull the innings out of trouble at 64 for four just after lunch.

    Brathwaite, unbeaten on 32 at lunch, made just 12 runs in the session, and has faced 148 balls and struck five fours in a typically gritty knock.

    Hope, meanwhile, forced to retire hurt on six at 25 for two in the first session, returned to the crease and has counted three fours and a six in a 102-ball innings.

    Resuming from their lunch time position of 55 for three, West Indies added just nine runs before Shane Dowrich, yet to score at the break, perished in the fourth over following the resumption for eight.

    He prodded at one from off-spinner Akila Danajaya and edged a catch to Dhananjaya de Silva at first slip.

    Scores:

    SRI LANKA 253 (Dinesh Chandimal 119 not out, Kusal Mendis 45, Kusal Perera 32; Shannon Gabriel 5-59, Kemar Roach 4-49) and 342 (Kusal Mendis 87, Niroshan Dickwella 62, Roshen Silva 48, Dinesh Chandimal 39, Kusal Perera 20; Shannon Gabriel 8-62, Kemar Roach 2-78)

    WEST INDIES 300 (Devon Smith 61, Shane Dowrich 55, Roston Chase 41, Kieran Powell 27, Kraigg Brathwaite 22; Lahiru Kumara 4-86, Kasun Rajitha 3-49, Suranga Lakmal 2-50) and 147 for five (Kraigg Brathwaite 59 not out, Shai Hope 39; Kasun Rajitha 2-23, Suranga Lakmal 2-48)

  • CWI meets with WINDIES Women patrons in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – With just over 150 days to the start of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship in the West Indies, Cricket West Indies officially launched its Women’s Patron Program in Kingston today (June 13).

    The five women are Yaneek Page, Dahlia Harris, Sandra Glasgow, Pat Garel and Ann-Marie Vaz and they have “pledged their support” for the upcoming stand-alone event.

    Tournament Director, Jennifer Nero, offered the charge to the five women on their roles with regards to supporting the November 9 – 24 event to be held in Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda.

    She has sought the support of the women to:

    • Support the game of cricket by encouraging other young women to play
    • Encourage fans to attend the matches
    • Build on a program that will become a legacy for women in Cricket and sport in the wider Caribbean

    Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Dave Cameron, in his brief remarks, thanked the women for their support and “urged them to support the wider program by continuing to support women in sport and build on what exists for sustainability.”

    CWI will take the program around the region and will engage women in the six territories across the region. The hope is to have at least 30 women from all backgrounds and industries.

    The full list should be ready by the end of Summer with at least two months prior to the start of the Championship.

    The women will attend a few of the matches in the WINDIES Women Championship now on and goes up to June 24. Jamaica and Barbados have so far won two games; TT one and the other teams have not yet scored a point.

  • Defending champs TT, Barbados and hosts Jamaica go for second win

    KINGSTON, Jamaica: Hosts Jamaica, following a convincing win in their opening match of the WINDIES Women’s Championship T20 Blast, will be on the hunt for another, when they face Windwards at Kensington Park today at 2.30pm.

    The Jamaicans, led by Captain, Stafanie Taylor, sent out a warning to all comers that they are not going to be kind hosts, as they humbled Guyana by eight wickets in the opening round of the tournament at Sabina Park on Sunday. 

    Guyana batted first in the encounter and made just 75 for eight off their 20 overs. Skipper Stephanie Taylor was brilliant with the ball and took 2/11 in her four overs. Roshana Outar also shone with figures off 3/12 in her spell. The locals then romped to victory on the back of an opening partnership of 41 between Jodian Morgan who got 19 and Taylor who made 16. Chadean Nation with an unbeaten 16 and Natasha McLean 16 not out, ensured the victory.

    Later today, they face a Windward Islands team that will be short on confidence as they lost to Barbados in the opening match of the tournament at Kensington Park, Barbados sealed an 18-run victory despite being restricted to 101 all out. Windies all-rounder, Deandra Dottin top scored with 40 for the Barbadians, who then kept the Windwards down to only 83 for the loss of eight wickets at the end of their 20 over-allotment.

    Barbados battle Leeward Islands as they look for another win 

    Barbados, after their win will be hoping to keep the Leewards winless as they face off at Sabina Park in Kingston from 6.30pm. The Leewards was dismantled by T&T on the back of a fine all-round performance from Stacy-Ann King. The T&T girls ran away winners by 68 runs in a game that they dominated from the start. King played a good hand in getting an unbeaten 38 to spur T&T on to 132/6 off their allotted 20 overs. Reniece Boyce 25 and Britney Cooper 24 chipped in as well. T&T then bowled very tight and with King returning 2/13, all they muster was 64 for five. This would give the Barbadians a lot of confidence going into this game, while the Leewards will be hoping to quickly pick up the pieces.

    Defending Champions, TT goes for 2nd WIN

    After their dominating display against the Leeward Islands, T&T is expected to face a stiffer challenge from a more experienced outfit in Guyana, when they clash in their second-round match from 9.30am at Sabina Park.

    The T&T ladies, beaming with confidence, will look to upstage Guyanese who are still licking their wounds from their first-round loss to Jamaica who will be hoping that their batting comes good this time around.

    TODAY’S MATCHES

    • T&T v GUYANA – SABINA PARK – 9.30am
    • JAMAICA v WINDWARDS – KENSINGTON PARK – 2.30pm
    • BARBADOS v LEEWARDS – SABINA PARK – 6.30pm
  • Windies B squad for Global T20 League in Canada

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies now has a WINDIES B squad. That is the squad that has been assembled to travel to Canada for the inaugural Global T20 Canada League which will run from June 28 to July 15.

    The international tournament is set to attract other elite T20 players from across, but Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams thinks “this is a great opportunity for players and feeds into the organization’s wider high-performance program which looks to develop all-round skills sets of the players and officials.”

    Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne has said “with our Test and A Teams currently on tour, the Global T20 presents an opportunity for the panel to see some of our developing players in the region. The exposure and added development will assist us with identifying players with the potential to develop into international T20 cricketers.”

    This WINDIES B squad is:

    • Anthony Bramble (Captain)
    • Fabian Allen
    • Alick Athanaze
    • Roland Cato
    • Justin Greaves
    • Derval Green
    • Kavem Hodge
    • Brandon King 
    • Jeremiah Louis
    • Obed Mcoy
    • Khary Pierre
    • Nicholas Pooran
    • Sherfane Rutherford
    • Shamar Springer

    The Team Management Unit includes:

    1. Stuart Williams – Coach
    2. Roderick Estwick – Coach
    3. Denis Byam – Physiotherapist
    4. Cyril Cox – Strength and Conditioning Trainer
    5. Trent Sargeant – Analyst

    The Global T20 Canada league will see 22 matches played in a round-robin format followed by playoffs and the championship match to be held on July 15. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.

    The contingent is set to leave the region on June 14.

  • CWI Women’s Championship

    Please see here schedule for the CWI Women’s Championship.

  • Invitation to tender

    The Coolidge Cricket Ground Inc., a company jointly owned by Cricket West Indies (CWI) Inc and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, invites tenders for the opportunity to operate the parking lot (formerly referred to as the Airport Parking Lot) contiguous to the courtyard at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, adjacent to the VC Bird International

    The total number of parking spaces in the lot is 370, of which, approximately 320 will be made available to the successful respondent to the Tender. Tenderers are advised to inspect and examine the site, evaluate the probable business turnover and satisfy themselves before submitting their

    Tenderers should be cognizant of the fact that cricket is central to the operations of the entire facility and it is the expectation of the CCG that the successful bidder will be sensitive to this fact and will demonstrate a willingness to accommodate the needs of the various cricket activities that will take place on the adjacent grounds from time to

    CCG will host cricket matches and tournaments for which special rates will be negotiated with the successful bidder for parking by the patrons to these matches and tournaments. Several social events will also take place at the facility requiring parking for the attendees, primarily at night, and it is CCG’s intention to direct purveyors of such events to the successful bidder to negotiate favourable terms for parking of vehicles supporting the event.

    The Tenderer shall demonstrate: good financial standing, the ability to perform the financial obligations under the terms of the lease such as providing pro-forma revenue and expense reports, a comprehensive business plan, capital and operating budgets.

    The Tenderer should have experience in managing at least six (6) full-time employees responsible for the day-to-day operation at parking facilities that are staffed and open to the public preferably on a twenty-four (24) hour basis and may wish to provide valet parking operations and shuttle services.

    Structure of Tender Process

    Within your tender submission, please include the following information:

    Operation Plan: Please provide a narrative description of the services and activities to be provided, including, but not limited to, cash handling procedures, daily ticket and monthly access card auditing procedures, customer service assurance, data collection strategies and associated reports, employee training. Each Tender must state how it will staff the parking facilities.

    In the Operation Plan please describe how adequate employee coverage will be provided despite absenteeism, vacations, leaves or turnover of employees, as well as additional staff needed for special circumstances and or events. The Respondent shall describe in the Operation Plan how it will provide adequate management oversight during all days/hours of operation for the facility. The Respondent must describe how it will support and assure the successful management of the parking facilities and implementation of its proposal. This section should also include the qualifications of any management staff person outside the direct parking facilities staff.

    The proposal must list any subcontractors and explain their roles. The Operation Plan shall describe auditing and report procedures, employee training policies and procedures, and handling emergency situations (e.g. data recovery, robbery, theft, vandalism, natural disasters, etc.).

    Maintenance Plan: Please provide a maintenance plan that describes how Tenderer will monitor, inspect, maintain and clean the parking facilities. Maintenance of equipment recommendations and requirements must also be provided.

    Marketing Plan: Please provide a marketing plan to improve overall financial performance of the parking lots through net increase in revenue by attracting new users, providing additional customer amenities and partnering with airport users and merchants.

    Security and Safety Plan: Please provide a Security and Safety Plan for the customers, employees, vehicles, the parking facility equipment and all associated data collection, as well as the integrity of cash handling and ticket/access card auditing procedures. The plan must address equipment and other technical recommendations or requirements, staffing and scheduling needs, emergency and crisis handling procedures, surveillance methods and surveillance equipment, as well as a disaster planning procedure.

    The Security and Safety Plan must address how management and supervisory staff will monitor and inspect the parking facilities to assure the security and safety of the parking facility property, the vehicles, revenues, customer and employee safety.

    Insurance

    The successful operator will be responsible for their own insurance including employer’s liability and public liability insurance. The successful tenderer will be required to submit copies of the insurance policies indemnifying CCG and CWI and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda against any claims of liability.

    Bid Fee

    Your bid shall be based on a minimum guaranteed amount plus a percentage of gross income with the following being required:

    1. The specific amount in Eastern Caribbean Dollars of the guaranteed payment to be made on a regular monthly basis on an agreed specific date; and
    2. The percentage of Gross Income which shall be subjected to regular audits which shall be agreed to be paid at regular intervals for the life of the contract period; and
    3. A financial budget showing the projected gross income for the period of the contract including the justifications on how this will be achieved and the corresponding assumptions.

    Evaluation of Bids

    CCG shall evaluate each Bid received. All decisions as to whether to continue or terminate discussions with Bidders will be taken by CCG in its absolute and unfettered discretion.

    CCG may require a Bidder to clarify points of detail or to expand on elements of its Bid. Such clarifications or expansions may require confirmation in a document from the Bidder to CCG which will (if so requested by CCG) form part of the Bid.  All Bidders shall comply with such requests as required by CCG. 

    CCG reserves the right to require Bidders to provide CCG with such written information as CCG may require in order to fully consider any Bid including, without limitation, information in relation to a Bidder’s ownership, corporate structure and financial position.  All Bidders shall comply with such requests as required by CCG.

    Without prejudice to the terms of this Tender, CCG intends to enter into negotiations with all bidders.  CCG shall not be obliged to provide any reason for any of its decisions (including selections or rejections).

    CCG will not be obliged to prefer the highest bid in monetary terms or otherwise and will decide, in its absolute discretion, the process in relation to any Bids still under consideration and shall communicate that decision to the relevant Bidders.

    Submission of Bids:

    Bids shall be submitted by email to: mmuirhead@windiescricket.com and copied to vfaustin@windiescricket.com

    by Thursday, June 28, 2019.

  • CWI renews with Kyazoonga as its official ticketing partner

    St JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has renewed its relationship with Kyazoonga as its official ticketing partner for all international home and domestic series and host tournaments in all formats in the region.

    Speaking on the agreement, Commercial Director, Dominic Warne, said, “one of our key strategic objectives is to increase the number of people who watch and follow WINDIES cricket, both in the Caribbean and around the world. By renewing our relationship with Kyazoonga, we believe we can harness new opportunities to drive attendances for all WINDIES games as well as making the ticket purchasing experience easier for fans. Kyazoonga’s global platform utilises the latest technology to make buying tickets as easy as possible and allows us to reach a wider range of fans for our games.”

    Neetu Bhatia, Co-Founder & CEO, Kyazoonga, said: “We are honored to further deepen our on-going association with cricket in the Caribbean and with CWI. The partnership with CWI is part of our constant endeavour to provide state-of-the-art, easy and convenient access to exciting sporting action to fans globally. Ticketing is not just about selling a ticket to the customer, it’s about providing an entire user experience.”

    Kyazoonga is a global leader in ticketing systems and services to the sports, entertainment and leisure industries with operations in 7 countries.

    Tickets for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka which includes Test matches in Trinidad, St. Lucia and Barbados (Day/Night) are available online and at all three locations 3-4 days prior to their respective first match days.

    Daily ticket prices range from US$15 to US$25. Season tickets are also available.

    Patrons seeking tickets can go to www.windiescricket.com/tickets or https://www.kyazoonga.com/westindies

    About Kyazoonga:

    Launched in early 2007 as India’s first and largest entertainment and sports ticketing company, Kyazoonga has rapidly grown into a global ticketing company with its proprietary technology platform in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, UAE and Australia, and has ticketed some of the largest events, including ICC and FIFA World Cups. Kyazoonga was a close runner up in the bid for the ticketing of the Rio 2016 Olympics. It has sold millions of tickets to fans globally and democratized access to a third of the world’s population while delivering seamless ticketing services to some of the largest international events and venues including major sports, concerts and festivals. Kyazoonga offers consumers easy access to all forms of ticketed entertainment and sports with multiple payment options through its online, mobile, social, retail and box-office distribution channels. Kyazoonga is committed to its mission of making tickets simple for everyone, everywhere, using cutting-edge technology and seamless operations to enhance the purchase experience and to democratize access for consumers to world-class events.

    About Cricket West Indies

    CWI’s vision is for West Indies cricket to be the heartbeat of the Caribbean, loved by the world. This will be achieved by leading, inspiring and uniting cricket in the West Indies from thriving grassroots to exciting WINDIES teams, ensuring sustainable success. Cricket West Indies represents 16 Caribbean cricket-playing nations, uniquely represented on the international stage by the WINDIES teams. The WINDIES men’s and women’s teams are the current reigning ICC T20 World Champions.

  • Sandals Resorts announced as new long term principal sponsor for the Windies

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) is delighted to announce that Sandals Resorts, the iconic Caribbean brand and global leader in the luxury travel industry, has agreed a long-term contract to become the new principal partner and team sponsor of the WINDIES, following their support of last week’s Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge at Lord’s.

    The new partnership is effective immediately and will cover all WINDIES teams from U-15s through to the WINDIES Men’s and Women’s teams.  As part of the agreement Sandals will have their logo inscribed on all WINDIES playing and training clothing, as well as benefiting from activating WINDIES cricket in their marketing and social responsibility programmes. Sandals will also enjoy stadium branding at all home matches and broadcast sponsorship of all WINDIES matches shown on Sky Sports.

    The announcement was confirmed today by Johnny Grave, Chief Executive Officer of CWI, as the WINDIES prepare for their three-Test series against Sri Lanka; which starts tomorrow (Wednesday 6th of June) at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

    “WINDIES cricket is the heartbeat of the Caribbean and we’re thrilled to partner with such a prestigious international brand as Sandals which is also synonymous with promoting the best of the Caribbean to the world.  Sandals shares our determination to strengthen and grow cricket across the region, as well as harnessing cricket’s power to drive economic investment and tourism” said Grave.

    Grave added, “This announcement comes at an exciting time for CWI, as we have just embarked on an ambitious new 5-year strategic plan.  Sandals Resorts’ investment will not only help fuel the game at all levels within the Caribbean but will enable us to achieve our strategic objectives.  We are thrilled that Sandals have agreed to partner us once again and that they are re-invigorating their support of cricket within the region”.

    In commenting on the new arrangement Chairman of Sandals the Hon. Mr. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart OJ, CD, Hon. LL.D said, “Our relationship with West Indies cricket is not a new one, having sponsored tours to the UK in 1995, 2000 and 2004, and we have now deepened our support for the WINDIES with this sponsorship which will cover ALL upcoming tours including the World Cup until the end of 2020. We have absolutely loved our association with West Indies Cricket over the years, and we look forward with great enthusiasm to this latest partnership, which started with a win against the ICC World XI in the hurricane relief fundraising match at Lord’s on May 31. We look forward to the WINDIES continuing its winning ways in the series against Sri Lanka, and the others to come.”
    Mr. Stewart added, “Sandals believes in the collective power of our Caribbean people, which has been at the heart of our success as the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company for 22 consecutive years. Similarly, the WINDIES has been one of the most important institutions in fostering regional unity and pride. Sandals and West Indies cricket are two of the most successful indigenous brands to have come out of the Caribbean, which makes this partnership a natural fit, and we are proud to work alongside Cricket West Indies once more.”

    The WINDIES Men’s and Women’s teams are the current ICC World T20 Champions.

    The partnership is set to run until December 31, 2020.