The Full Wiki

More info on West Indies Cricket Board

West Indies Cricket Board: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies (a sporting confederation of over a dozen mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependencies that formed the British West Indies). It was originally formed in the early 1920s as the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (and is still sometimes referred by that name), but changed its name in 1996. The Board has its headquarters in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda.

The WICB has been a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1926. It operates the West Indies cricket team and West Indies A cricket team, organising Test tours and one-day internationals with other teams. It also organises domestic cricket in West Indies, including the Carib Beer Cup first-class competition and the WICB Cup domestic one-day (List A) competition. The WICB has also collaborated with Sir Allen Stanford in the organization of the domestic Stanford 20/20 competition for the Twenty20 format of cricket.

The WICB's membership includes the 6 territorial cricket associations of the various countries and territories which contest the West Indies first-class and limited-overs competition in the Caribbean. Each provides two (2) Directors, in addition to a number of non-member Directors. Two (2) of these associations are themselves multi-national boards representing a number of countries and dependencies. The member associations are:


In the future, Saba & Sint Eustatius, Saint Bartholemy and Guadeloupe may affiliate to Leeward Islands Cricket Association; and Martinique, Curaçao, and Bonaire may affiliate to Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control.

The President of WICB is Dr. Julian Hunte (since 29 July 2007, replacing Kenneth Gordon) and Dr. Donald Peters is the Chief Executive Officer.

Since 2005, as per an ICC mandate, the West Indies Women's Cricket Federation (WIWCF) has been integrated with the WICB. The President of the WIWCF is Ms. Carol Whilby-Maxwell and the Secretary is Michael Seepersaud.

The WICB is charged with aiding regional development of cricket in the Americas region, under the ICC's development program.

Domestic competition

The West Indies' two major domestic competitions are the Carib Beer Cup (First-class competition) and the KFC Cup (List A one-day competition) and more recently the Stanford 20/20 (domestic Twenty20 competition - mainly funded and organized by Sir Allen Stanford). Other domestic competitions include the TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge (three-day first class competition), TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge Limited Overs Series (one-day limited overs competition), CLICO West Indies Under-15 competition and the WIWCF Women's Senior Tournament. One prominent former competition (not originally organized by the WICB) was the Inter-Colonial Tournament.

In the case of the Carib Beer Cup and the KFC Cup the following first-class domestic teams participate:

For the TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge (both the first class and limited overs competitions) it is the Under-19 squads for these teams which participate, while for the CLICO Under-15 West Indies tournament it is the Under-15 squads for these teams which pariticipate. In the 2004 TCL Under-19 Challenge the Under-19 Bermuda cricket team and an Under-19 combined Americas cricket team also took part.

In the WIWCF Senior Tournament and the Stanford 20/20 competition the separate components of the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands compete individually. Additionally for the Stanford 20/20 competition teams from outside the West Indies sporting confederation, but within the Caribbean, also compete including the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Cuba (which was barred from competing in 2008 by the U.S. embargo), the Turks and Caicos Islands (both competing in 2008) as well as the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (announced for the 2009 edition of the Stanford 20/20).

See also

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address