Cricket Structure and Culture:
West Indies have won the ODI World Cup twice, and also won the T20 World Cup once. West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) represents a team from these countries in the ICC tournaments. The West Indies Cricket Board, the governing body of the team, consists of the six cricket associations of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward Islands and Windward Islands. (more details on Wikipedia). The West Indies cricket team, also known colloquially as the Windies, is a multi-national cricket team representing a sporting confederation of 15 mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries, British dependencies and non-British dependencies. Many a legends and world famous cricket players from the Caribbean and West Indies have been setting records and winning fans. Gary Sobers, Viv Richards, C Ambrose, Brian Lara are some of the names. Currently Chris Gayle is the most popular and successful player from West Indies. The WI team is among the favourites to win the ICC World T20 World Cup 2016 being played in India.
Official Website of West Indies Cricket Board: http://www.windiescricket.com/
CRICKET RANKING: 8 in ICC Test Ranking - 9 in ICC ODI Ranking - 2 in ICC T20 Ranking - 5 in ICC Women's Ranking.
Cricket Clubs in West Indies:
Carlton Cricket Club: Established on April 1st 1940 and located in the heart of Black Rock, Carlton Club has a rich and varied history. The club provides access to several sporting activities mainly Cricket, Football, Volleyball and Netball. website: http://carltonclubbarbados.com/
Melbourne Cricket Club - Jamaica: The Melbourne Cricket Club is a private organization dedicated to promoting the game of Cricket and actively playing a role in the development of cricketers. Our main emphasis is maintaining an environment that is conducive to success, while ensuring our club's history and legacy are enriched and respected. Giving an opportunity to all interested in playing the wonderful game of cricket. We will play the game of cricket to the best of our abilities, with respect and in the true spirit in which the game was intended to be played. Our organization endeavors to operate on the values of honesty and transparency. We will strive to maintain a high level of cultural diversity by attracting members from all ethnic backgrounds. These values drive everything we set out to do, from cricket, to community outreach programs and to our strategic efforts to maintain the rich history of our Club. Attract young talent while nurturing their cricket development to achieve the highest competitive standard of cricket in Jamaica and the West Indies and to encourage young talent by giving them opportunities, environment and facilities to support the game of cricket at all levels. https://www.melbournecricketclub.org/
GT Bannas Cricket Club - It was the early winter months of 2009 that a few close friends and the Khan’s brothers, passing time at a local restaurant, decided to form a cricket team. A few of us were already playing for teams throughout Toronto, Canada and felt it would be a great idea to have a team of our own where a group of friends who spends the majority of their free time hanging out together play the game they love so much. After spending a few weeks trying to come up with a name, a name that most of us from Georgetown, Guyana were familiar with was the word “Bannas”. The urban dictionary has the meaning as “close friends of yours”, and since the team consisted of mainly friends, the name seems most appropriate to us. Soon after, we registered our team as “GT-Bannas Cricket Club” and created a club logo. The first logo was created with three letters “GTB” and was later on modified with a shield with two halves. The upper half have the symbol of cricket stumps, a bat and a ball representing the game we play and two silhouettes high-fiving on the lower half of the shield, representing friendship. Website http://gtbannascricketclub.ca/
The Queen’s Park Cricket Club - was founded in 1891 and its home ground was the Queen’s Park Savannah. It was the 23rd March 1896 that Queen’s Park Cricket Club played their last match at the Queen’s Park Savannah and a move was made to occupy the club’s new ground: A parcel of land west of the Savannah. It consisted of ten acres and sixteen perches. From its humble beginnings in 1891, before which it was called the “Sovereign” Cricket Club, The Queen’s Park Cricket Club, better known as “The Oval” has evolved into an iconic cricket stadium, that is recognised the world over. As QPCC developed into the leading cricket club in the country, it quickly evolved into the organisation that held responsibility for the administration of cricket throughout Trinidad & Tobago. website: http://www.qpcc.com/
Everest Cricket Club - Guyana: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Everest-Cricket-Club-Guyana-133198250084396/
Cricket Tournaments in West Indies:
Regional Four-Day Competition - first-class matches
Nagico Super50 - One-day tournament
Caribbean Premier League - T20 tournament
West Indies Cricket Tours and Caribbean Tourism:
Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and the West Indies. Thousands of Barbadians, other West Indians and visitors flock to world-class matches at Kensington Oval, Barbados to watch batsmen of the calibre of Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul as well as fast bowlers such as Kemar Roach and Jason Holder. Barbados is one of the international capitals of cricket and always contributes a large contingent to the West Indies team. Names like Sir Garfield Sobers, the three W's, Wes Hall, the late Keith Boyce, Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge come to mind immediately as Barbadians who have contributed greatly to West Indies cricket.
You can catch a good game of cricket almost any time in Barbados. It could be an international Test Match or One-Day at Kensington Oval, an exciting local First Division match, or a friendly game on the beach, an open pasture or village field. Whichever it is, prepare to cheer as the batsman drives through the covers for four, or as the middle stump gets rocked back by a fast delivery! And at the end of the match join in the joyous celebrations that follow!
The Caribbean is the place to be in June 2016. A Three Nation, One Day International Cricket Tournament over three islands. West Indies play host to two of the world’s leading cricket teams, Australia and South Africa. This gives you the opportunity to witness these three giants of cricket battle it out in the beautiful Caribbean islands of Guyana, St Kitts and Barbados.
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Dwight Marlon Washington is the West Indies National Cricket Player and has played 1 Test, 18 First Class and 11 List matches. Dwight was born in Jamaica and it's been 23 Years now, since he first played Cricket. He is currently playing T-20 Games and is a part of St.James Cricket Club. Dwight is Coaching and is a mentor to young students. In the Interview, Dwight talks about the challenges faced in Island Cricket and how this can be overcome. Read Full Article