Coach Campbell happy with progress as Windies champs return home

Bridgetown, Barbados – Coach of the West Indies Women's team Sherwin Campbell says he is extremely pleased with the side's showing in South Africa and urged his players to aim for the "next level". Campbell was speaking on Tuesday as the team return home after they  won the T20 Trophy and placed second in the 50 Over League at the ICC Challenge Tournament in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

“I believe that our batting improved greatly. We got consistent performances from our leading players. What was also good was the fact that we got significant contributions from others down the order, and that was very good. This tour was really good for us. After we lost to South Africa in the final of the 50 Over Tournament, we decided that we had to hit back hard and win the T20 tournament. We played very well and I could see the commitment from everyone. The girls played really well and deserve their success."

Campbell added: “It is important that our women get the chance to play more cricket, and that more competitions are available, so that they can continue to improve for the World Cup which is three years away. We want to make sure that we continue to improve so we can make it into the top four in the rankings.”

The West Indies also had the best individual performers at the tournament. Stafanie Taylor won the Best Allrounder award in the 50 Over League and Stacy-Ann King was the leading allrounder in the T20 Trophy.