WICB President commends Windies Women
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr. Julian Hunte has commended the West Indies Women’s Team for their performance in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament in Sri Lanka.
“On behalf of the Board I commend the West Indies Women’s Team for achieving the WICB’s stated goal of the team finishing in top four of the tournament,” Dr. Hunte said.
“While the team did not make it out of the semi-final stage they have demonstrated that they are meeting their development targets as outlined in the WICB Strategic Plan 2011-2016,” Dr. Hunte outlined.
“Our West Indies Women Team is developing at a rapid pace as a result of the support systems which have been put in place to achieve this including Women’s Retainer Contracts and various specialist training and preparatory camps,” Dr. Hunte added.
“We now look forward to the team winning a world tournament by 2016 which is the next strategic target,” Dr. Hunte said.
“The advancement of the status of women’s cricket in the Caribbean and the West Indies Women’s team is testimony to the leadership of Captain Merissa Aguilleira and her players, particularly the senior players, the Head Coach and the Team Management,” Dr Hunte highlighted.
“It must also be recognized also that our Women players have been flying the flag of West Indies Cricket through their individual performances by achieving the highest levels on the player ranking charts, particularly Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed, Deandra Dottin, Aguilleira and Shanel Daley,” Dr. Hunte said.
Captain Aguilleira has said that the team has worked hard in preparations and is committed to further development.
“The team has improved from the last WWT20 even though we did not advance to the final but our win against New Zealand was mind blowing and topping our group was also a highlight,” Captain Aguilleira said.
“One thing we must highlight is that President Hunte was present at all of our matches and that was well appreciated by the team. We felt honoured to have President Hunte with us, lending his support to the team throughout the tournament,” Aguilleira added.