FOLLOWING on from their successful campaign at the ICC World T20 tournament, the victorious West Indies female players returned home to a great welcome yesterday and a special surprise from Digicel Barbados, as each of them were presented with the latest smart phone on arrival.
On making the presentation, chief executive officer of Digicel Barbados, Conor Looney said: “We are extremely proud of the players’ accomplishments and would like to congratulate both West Indies teams on their hugely successful performances in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
“As the proud sponsor of West Indies cricket since 2004, we will continue to support the growth and development of cricket in all our markets across the Caribbean through our sponsorship of local tournaments and organisations as well as the hosting of various cricket grassroots initiatives in order to develop the talent of the region’s future cricket stars.”
The team was welcomed home yesterday by fans, the Digicel Barbados team, Government officials, members of the media, representatives from the West Indies Cricket Board and Barbados Cricket Association after playing against the best Twenty20 teams in the world, claiming a well-deserved victory in the finals. The women’s and men’s teams defeated Australia and England by eight wickets and four wickets respectively – ending the tournament with exciting performances.
The West Indies are having a run of success this year which began with the U19 team winning their World Cup tournament in February. The men’s senior team is now the only team to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup twice – having won the competition previously in 2012 – while the women’s team won the tournament for the first time – making West Indies the only team to have won both the men’s and women’s version of the tournament simultaneously.