WICB congratulates Trinidad and Tobago for performance at Champions League

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has congratulated the members of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Team for their outstanding performances at the Champions League T20 Cricket Tournament in India.

The Trinidadians placed second -- losing Friday’s final to New South Wales of Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad -- but they won the hearts of many observers during the event.

Speaking on Friday, Dr Julian Hunte, President of the WICB, applauded the players and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, for what he termed “an outstanding showing on the international stage”.

“The WICB would like to congratulate the players, the management and the administrators for what was a first-class display on the international stage. The Trinidad and Tobago team played some very good cricket during the tournament and caught the attention of everyone. They have every reason to feel very proud,” Dr Hunte said.

“The Champions League will be remembered for what Trinidad and Tobago brought to it. They brought life, energy and spirit to the tournament and everyone involved should feel like a winner. Throughout the event we saw many players stepping up with brilliant individual performances, but the overall team effort was wonderful to see.”

In Friday’s final Trinidad and Tobago made 118 all out in reply to 159-9. It was their first defeat in the entire tournament. Their wins came against Somerset and Deccan Chargers in the first round; against New South Wales and Diamond Eagles in the second round and against Cape Cobras in the semi-final.