ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, APRIL 3, 2016- GIS: - Prime Minister and CARICOM Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cricket Governance, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has extended congratulations to the historic West Indies Women’s Team, as they defeated Australia to become the World T20 champions on Sunday.
According to Dr. Mitchell, “this victory is a true testament to the power of team play in overcoming great odds.”
The West Indies Women’s team had lost all of their eight previous T20 internationals against Australia.
“This was quite an exciting run by the West Indies Women’s and Men’s team, and as a region, we are all proud and happy. The teams deserve every little bit of success given their recent challenges on and off the field. Hopefully, the Women’s success will further help to propel the men to a similar feat by the end of Sunday,” said the CARICOM leader.
Prior to the matches on Sunday, Prime Minister Mitchell had reached out to extend best wishes to both the Women’s and Men’s teams, saying that he was“optimistic in the abilities of the teams and their respective coaching staff to secure the championships on Sunday, and that whether the teams win or lose, they [were] already considered victors in the eyes of the Caribbean people.”
The West Indies Women’s team won their first T20 championship by eight wickets, with three balls to spare.