For many years the West Indies team ruled the cricket world, playing undefeated in a Test series for over 15 years. Recently the West Indies team has suffered some losses but with the emergence of players of the calibre of Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Colin Stuart, under the leadership of Carl Hooper and with the guidance of former Test player Roger Harper, the future for the West Indies cricket team looks very good!
West Indians are passionate about their cricket, quick to cheer when the team performs well but also quick to criticize a poor performance. However, thousands of West Indians always turn out to watch their team play .... and hopefully win!
Cricket is seen as a unifying force in the West Indies, bringing together players (and supporters) from across the region. This gentleman`s game has brought considerable exposure to the islands of the Caribbean, with the West Indian cricketers being remembered not only for their incredible talent and skills but also for their deportment and sense of fair play.
Cricket is also extremely popular with the ladies! As a matter of interest, the only lady cricket commentator in the Caribbean is Donna Symmons, who is a Barbadian.
Upcoming Home Tours : 2002
India and New Zealand will both be touring the West Indies in 2002.
India and the West Indies will meet in Barbados for the third Test at Kensington Oval from May 2nd to 6th.
Kensington Oval will also host the third ODI between these teams on May 29th.
For tickets contact the Barbados Cricket Association at Tel: (246) 436-1397 Fax: (246) 436-3945 E-mail:[email protected]
You can also call the West Indies Ticketline:
Toll free from within the Caribbean:
1 800 744 GAME