Bridgetown, Barbados –President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dave Cameron, has congratulated the Windward Islands following their victory over Combined Campuses & Colleges to win the Regional Super 50 Grand Final.
Windwards skipper Liam Sebastien had the honour of lifting the Clive Lloyd Trophy after his team easily defeated CCC by nine wickets (Duckworth/Lewis Method) in Sunday’s showpiece event at the historic Kensington Oval, which was aired live on ESPN.
“This is a richly deserved victory – the result of the hard work of many committed persons across the sub-region. Special congratulations to Liam, his team and support staff for what was an impressive allround performance throughout the tournament and on the Final night,” said Mr Cameron.
“I also want to offer congratulations to everyone in Windward Islands cricket, including Emmanuel Nanthan, who as President of the Windward Island Cricket Board of Control put the framework in place for the team’s success.
“Windward Islands cricket has been showing signs of improvement over the years and this team played an impressive brand of cricket throughout the entire competition, climaxing with this wonderful win.”
The victory brought an end to a 13-year title drought. Windwards’ last tournament victory was also in the regional one-day tournament under the captaincy of allrounder Rawl Lewis.
Mr Cameron added: “The Windwards last won the title over a decade ago and it is good to see the way this group of players was able to come together and do something special and write their names in the history books of Windwards and West Indies cricket.”
He continued: “Cricket is a team game and what we saw was a total team performance. They stood-out by the way they played – the camaraderie, the cohesion, the determination – and also by the manner in which they carried themselves on and off the field. Everyone chipped in when required and they certainly played as a unit and are worthy winners of the Clive Lloyd Trophy.”