Category Archives

    Media Releases

  • ALL
  • WICB and UWI sign MOU

    Kingston, JAMAICA – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications (CARIMAC), today (April 18), signed a Memorandum of Understanding for five bursaries to begin September 2017.

    The five bursaries are being named in honour of five Caribbean media stalwarts. The honourees are the late Roy Lawrence and Tony Cozier; Tony Becca, Headley Samuels and Joseph Perreira.

    Head of CARIMAC, Professor Hopeton Dunn says “the programme is geared towards affording students with a specific interest in cricket as they pursue further education in Media/ Communications programmes to include undergraduate studies in Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism (Radio, Television, Print and Online) and Digital Media Production. This relationship is for three years.

    Professor Dunn also noted that the MOU has prompted CARIMAC to add two new courses in the short term – Cricket Commentary and Analytics and Sport Culture and Caribbean Media. This the Professor says will begin for the new academic year.

    WICB President, Dave Cameron says “the investment is for US$150,000 over the period and the students who get selected for the bursaries will have access to work experience in WICB’s international and regional series and with other partners where applicable.”

    Cameron noted that “it was important that two of the oldest Caribbean institutions partnering for such an important programme, is a signal of the commitment of the WICB to continue on to facilitate the growth of cricket across the region. Education forms part of that role.”

    The selection criteria for the programme has been prepared and the five students will be selected shortly.

  • Cameron, Nanthan back at WICB helm

    St John’s, ANTIGUA – Almost four years to the date, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan were again elected President and Vice President respectively, of the West Indies Cricket Board on Sunday, March 26.

    The unanimous decision was taken by all 12 of the cricket delegates of the region. Cameron and Nanthan were the only two nominees for the posts this time around.

    The pair were first elected on March 27, 2013 and at that time they had opponents. Four years and two elections later, the team has managed to make some strategic changes and adjustments. Among them, one of the most important was maintaining a surplus for two consecutive years – the year which ended September 30, 2015, the board reduced its accumulated deficit and ended with a surplus of US3.4 million. Last year, a surplus of US$3.5 million was achieved with an accumulated surplus of US$1.578 million.

    The President noted in his report to the Annual General Meeting that “we cannot over emphasize the need for financial stability in cricket, as without that kind of stability, all the other development plans cannot occur.” The President added that despite the tighter financial management “the board has invested in more development tours and the addition of the A Team tours is an example.”

    Another important achievement is the fact that the WICB has managed to achieve best practices by producing audited reports within the given time for the past three financial years. The President praised the Audit Risk and Compliance and the Finance Committees for the tidy work they have done throughout the period.

    The region will be hosting the Women’s World Twenty20 Championships November 2018 and there is a comprehensive programme which is being put together as the Women will try to defend their World Twenty20 title.

    The President has advised that a public relations strategy will be deployed so that all West Indians can rally around our WI Women’s Team as they seek to defend their title on home soil. It will be a big event and we need all hands available to help as we seek to raise the profile of women’s cricket in the region; have a successful tournament and a win for our women’s team.”

    The Women’s team will also be looking to win their 1st World Cup in the UK later this summer and all plans are in place to achieve this with the regional Women’s competition being played in April in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

    In moving forward, the President and the team will have the new strategic plan which will facilitate improved performances at the regional and international level and explore a more robust governance system. The strategy revolves around the rebranding of Cricket West Indies; the development of our commercial arm – Windies Inc, and the creation of a development foundation to finance cricket development in the region”.

    This was presented at the Board of Directors and Annual General Meetings in Barbados on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26.

  • Antigua scorers upskill at WICB workshop

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – A dozen scorers from Antigua & Barbuda got a chance to expand their skills, when the West Indies Cricket Board recently staged a workshop here.

    Noted Barbadian cricket scorer/statistician Harold Eastmond conducted the workshop which was staged at the Halycon Cove Resort. (See image attached)

    During the workshop, Eastmond introduced the participants to the linear scoring method and exposed them to a number of different computer scoring solutions.

    “The importance of the scorer in the modern game is often overlooked, so this was a valuable experience for the scorers that participated,” said Eastmond.

    “The WICB wants a uniform style of scoring in the Caribbean with all the territories using the same systems and this workshop will help enable the scorers in Antigua & Barbuda to get exposure to some of the best scoring systems on the market.”

    Eastmond added: “The aim is that when the WICB stages any of its competitions in the various territories they have scorers capable of providing accurate statistical information on the happenings in the game in a timely manner for distribution to other stakeholders.

    “This workshop was excitedly received by the participants. Most of the scorers were still using a scoring method in existence for hundreds of years, but they were far more competent in the linear scoring method and full use of one of the leading computer scoring programmes on the market by the end of the exercise.”

    Joset Jacobs, WICB project officer in the cricket operations department, said scoring, especially at regional matches, is ready for a major upgrade.

    “This will pave the way for more sophisticated and efficient scoring, and transfer of data to our stakeholders, especially the fans and the Media, in a smooth and timely manner,” she said.

    “We are currently served by a number of seasoned scorers during regional and international matches, but we are planning to extend this training to other territories to give them a greater appreciation for their role and the value that they bring to the game.

    “Currently, resources can become stretched when we stage matches, particularly during our development tournaments, and this we hope will assist the territories with having a higher number of trained scorers available to them to cover matches.”

    During the second ONEINDIG One-day International between West Indies and England last Sunday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, the participants at the workshop comprising of two men and 10 women, including Jacobs, scored on the game as part of their assessment. (See image attached).

    This is the second workshop of its kind the WICB has staged in as many years. Eastmond previously conducted training for scorers in Grenada.

  • Cameron, Nanthan only nominees

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Current President and Vice President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan will be the only candidates for the election, due on Saturday, March 4.

    The Corporate Secretary, Verlyn Faustin, confirmed that Cameron and Nanthan were the only two nominees received for the posts of President and Vice President respectively.

    Both Cameron and Nanthan have already served two year terms in the respective positions. The posts will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) also due on the same day. The election and AGM are scheduled for Antigua.

    The President’s Report and the Audit Risk and Compliance Report (ARCC) will be received at the one-day meeting. The ARCC Report will be an update on the risk and compliance environment of the WICB.

    The full meeting will consist of territorial board stakeholders and special members. The Directors of the Board have been invited to attend the AGM. The special members are the West Indies Umpires Association, West Indies Players Association, CARICOM, Association of Colleges and Tertiary Institutions, Association of Caribbean Media Workers, and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce.

    The meeting will be streamed live on and is scheduled for a 9:00 am start.

    The meeting falls on the day between the first two one-day-internationals (ODI) between the West Indies and England, March 3 & 5 in Antigua. The third ODI is scheduled for Barbados March 9.

  • WICB appoints Chief Operating Officer

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made another strategic appointment to its Executive team. This time it is the appointment of Verlyn Faustin as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

    Faustin, who is the current Corporate Secretary, will be responsible for the day to day operations of the business, ensuring the organisation has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures. She will also lead the charge to put people systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure its financial strength and operational efficiency.

    Faustin’s appointment comes at an interesting time in the WICB as the organisation embraces management and operational changes aimed at making the organisation more effective on and off the field. The appointment falls within the time frame that the technical team has been boosted with the appointments of Jimmy Adams and Stuart Law as Director of Cricket and Men’s Head Coach; and Johnny Grave as CEO.

    Faustin, an attorney by training has been with the WICB for the last five years and has served as a key member of the Executive team. She retains the role of Corporate Secretary.

    President. Dave Cameron, welcomes the appointment. “Verlyn’s previous work is of quality standard, and I have no doubt she will continue along that path. We look forward to her valuable contributions.”

    Faustin’s appointment became effective January 1, 2017.

  • Attention turns to Antigua and Barbados


    St JOHN’S, Antigua – The islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados will become the centre of attention over the next six weeks as they get ready to host the Regional Super50 and the three One-Day-Internationals (ODI) – West Indies vs England. This all from January 25 to March 9.

    Both islands will co-host both tournaments. The final of the Super50 is set for Antigua, while the final ODI will be in Barbados. What is spectacular about Antigua and Barbuda is the official re-opening of the refurbished Coolidge Cricket Ground (Sticky Wicket) which will be one of the main venues for the Super50 along with the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Meanwhile in Barbados Windward Cricket Club, 3Ws Oval and Kensington Oval are the three venues. Day/Night matches will be at Coolidge and Kensington respectively.

    Live and delayed television coverage will be on ESPN for the day/night matches at Coolidge, and radio coverage in Antigua and Barbados.

    Outgoing WICB CEO, Michael Muirhead, says “the deal for the acquisition of the facility at Coolidge, between the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the WICB, will, over a phased period see improvements and add-ons to accommodate the full-service headquarters of West Indies Cricket.”

    Upcoming events at Coolidge will include:

    • Townhall Meeting with the WICB President, Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm
    • Super50 preliminary day/night matches starting January 25
    • Super50 semi-finals – February 15 & 16
    • Super50 final – February 18

    All scores and updates for the tournaments will be on

  • Squads for Regional Super50 Zone A

    imageedit_1_9890392225WICB Media Release.

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — Please see below the official squads for Zone A of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Super50 tournament

    Leeward Islands Hurricanes: Kieran Powell (Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Campbell, Kevon Cooper, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Chesney Hughes, Alzarri Joseph, Jermaine Otto, Orlando Peters, Marlon Samuels, Gavin Tonge; Reginald Benjamin (Head Coach)

    Windward Islands Volcanoes: Liam Sebastien (Captain), Audley Alexander, Sunil Ambris, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Mervin Matthews, Kyle Mayers, Tyrone Theophile, Darren Sammy, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Kesrick Williams; Fernix Thomas (Head Coach)

    Trinidad & Tobago Red Force: Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Nicholas Alexis, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Jon-Russ Jagessar, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Kjorn Ottley, Khary Pierre, Roshon Primus, Ravi Rampaul; Gus Logie (Head Coach)

    Kent Spitfire: Sam Northeast (Captain), Adam Ball, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Hugh Bernard, Alexander Blake, Matthew Coles, Sean Dickson, William Gidman, Callum Haggett, Matthew Hunn, Imran Qayyum, Adam Riley, Oliver Robinson, Adam Rouse, Darren Stevens, Ivan Thomas, James Tredwell; Matthew Walker (Head Coach)

    West Indies Under-19s: Te-Shawn Alleyne, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Bishop, Shian Brathwaite, Kirstan Kallicharan, Mikyle Louis, Obed McCoy, Matthew Patrick, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Javier Spencer, Shamar Springer, Emmanuel Stewart, Bhaskar Yadram; Graeme West (Head Coach)


    Wednesday, January 25

    Volcanoes vs West Indies Under-19s – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9 am)

    Hurricanes vs Spitfire – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (1:30 pm)

    Friday, January 27

    Hurricanes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (9 am)

    Red Force vs Volcanoes – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Sunday, January 29

    Red Force vs Spitfire – SVRCG (9 am)

    Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Tuesday, January 31

    Red Force vs West Indies Under-19 – SVRCG (9 am)

    Volcanoes vs Spitfire – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Thursday, February 2

    West Indies Under-19s vs Spitfire – SVRCG (9 am)

    Hurricanes vs Red Force – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Saturday, February 4

    Volcanoes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (9 am)

    Hurricanes vs Spitfire – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Monday, February 6

    Hurricanes vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (9 am)

    Red Force vs Volcanoes – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Wednesday, February 8

    Red Force vs Spitfire – SVRCG (9 am)

    Hurricane vs Volcanoes – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Friday, February 10

    Red Force vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (9 am)

    Volcanoes vs Spitfire – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Sunday, February 12

    Spitfire vs West Indies Under-19s – SVRCG (9 am)

    Hurricanes vs Red Force – CCG (1:30 pm)



    Wednesday, February 15

    Zone A winners vs Zone B runners-up – CCG (1:30 pm)

    Thursday, February 16

    Zone B winners vs Zone A runners-up – CCG (1:30 pm)


    Saturday, February 18

    Semi-final 1 winners vs Semi-final 2 winners – CCG (1:30 pm)

    WICB Media Release.