(SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHNNY GRAVE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER WEST INDIES … West Indies Test cricketers, Lists of cricketers. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, however, West Indian cricket declined, largely owing to the failure of the West Indian Cricket Board to move the game from an amateur pastime to a professional sport, coupled with the general economic decline in West Indian countries, and the team struggling to retain its past glory. In some of their uniforms grey has been dominant over the traditional maroon. The blazers awarded for home tests were dark blue with white and green faciings.An example is displayed in the museum at Lords. Later on 16 August 1950, completed a 3–1 series win when they won at The Oval. When we talk about the West Indies cricketers, then Chris Gayle is the first person that strikes in everyone’s mind. The shirt also sports the logo of the West Indian Cricket Board and the name of their sponsors, at present, Sandals has been the sponsor since 2018 and of their suppliers Castore. For ICC tournaments, "Rally Round the West Indies" by David Rudder is used as the team's anthem. Cricket in the West Indies is huge and most of the players who have represented the Windies over the past seventy five years can be consider legends of the game. They played 11 Test matches between 1975–76 and 1979, winning once, losing three times, and drawing the other games. The background sometimes has a white stripe above a green stripe, which is separated by a maroon stripe, passing horizontally through the middle of the background. This is a list of West Indian Test cricketers.A Test match is an international cricket match between two of the leading cricketing nations. [16] It is also common for other international teams to play the island teams for warm-up games before they take on the combined West Indies team. When playing first-class cricket, in addition to their cricket flannels West Indian fielders sometimes wear a maroon sunhat with a wide brim or a maroon baggy cap. [20] In 1948, leg spinner Wilfred Ferguson became the first West Indian bowler to take ten wickets in a Test, finishing with 11/229 in a match against England;[21] later that same year Hines Johnson became the first West Indies fast bowler to achieve the feat, managing 10/96 against the same opponents.[22]. The WICB joined the sport's international ruling body, the Imperial Cricket Conference, in 1926,[17] and played their first official international match, granted Test status, in 1928,[18] thus becoming the fourth Test 'nation'. National teams also exist for the various islands, which, as they are all separate countries, very much keep their local identities and support their local favourites. Some uniforms had green, yellow or white as accent colour. Challenor returned to England again in 1928 for the West Indies' first Test tour. Two members of the West Indies team – fast bowler Jayden Seales and allrounder Nyeem Young... 13 Mar 2020 St Kitts and Nevis Former uniform suppliers were BLK (2017-2019), Joma (2015-2017),[34] Woodworm (2008-2015),[35][36] Admiral (2000-2005),[37] Asics (1999 World Cup), UK Sportsgear (1997-1998),[38] ISC (1992-1996) and Adidas (1979-1991). [27] Around the same time in the 1920s the suggested motto for the West Indies team was "Nec curat Orion leones", which comes from a quote by Horace, meaning that Orion, as symbolical of the West Indies XI, does not worry about the lions [of English cricket].[28]. The number of One Day Internationals played at each venue is in brackets: When playing one-day cricket, the Windies wear a maroon-coloured shirt and trousers. A Test match is an international cricket match between two of the leading cricketing nations. Until June 2001 there was no official ranking of Test nations, with the unofficial epithet of "World champions" being decided by acclaim based on recent results. The Caribbean players grow up playing cricket at beaches, and in the more significant leagues, they do not care about their wickets much but focus on leaving a lasting impact. George is a prominent supporter of sport in the West Indies, and in particular, in her native St Lucia, and in 2005 was made an MBE by the Prince of Wales for services to sport.[48]. The most notable is probably Nadine George, a wicket-keeper/batsman, who became the first, and to date only, West Indian woman to score a Test century, in Karachi, Pakistan in 2003–04. West Indies face New Zealand in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Auckland on 27 November before the two-test series starts on 3 December. Former West Indies Test captain Daren Ganga says he understands the decision of ten players not to tour Bangladesh. Rebel West Indies cricketers who toured South Africa in 1983 living wasted lives. Lloyd utilised that fortuitous break to grow into a solid batsman and one of the most successful and dominant captains in cricket. Helmets are coloured similarly. Although blessed with some great players in their early days as a Test team, their successes remained sporadic until the 1960s when the side changed from a white-dominated to a black-dominated side under the successive captaincies of Frank Worrell and Gary Sobers. Jan 6, 2021 Ban Tech win bid after quoting a price considerably higher than the floor price set by the board West Indies won the three-match Test series 2-0 with Lloyd finishing among the top five run-makers. Although exactly when the West Indies became and ceased to be world champions is therefore disputed – that they were the unofficial world champions for a prolonged period of time is not. In their early days in the 1930s, the side represented the British colonies that would later form the West Indies Federation plus British Guiana. Grey was also added as a secondary colour. The West Indies cricket Legends have made a significant contributions to the legacy of West Indian cricket, with both bat and ball. English-speaking nations and territories in the Caribbean, several different countries and dependencies, Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, List of cricket grounds in the West Indies, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of West Indies One Day International cricket records, world record for highest score in Test cricket, Development of the Test captaincy of West Indies, "The Men in Maroon have arrived for Sandals West Indies tour of England", "West Indies Cricket team officially renamed to 'Windies, "ICC rankings – ICC Test, ODI and Twenty20 rankings – ESPN Cricinfo", "Live Cricket Scores & News International Cricket Council", "West Indies play 800th ODI in ICC Cricket World Cup clash against Australia in Trent Bridge", "West Indies as separate cricketing countries? This is a list of West Indian Test cricketers. [43][44], The West Indies women's cricket team enjoy a much lower profile than the men's team. She has attracted the people with her eye catchy looks and stunning personality. … Against: 849 by England in Kingston in 1929–30; 758 for 8 declared by Australia in Kingston in 1954–55, For: 47 against England in Kingston in 2003–04; 51 against Australia in Port of Spain in 1998–99; 53 against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 1986–87; 54 against England at Lord's in 2000; 60 against Pakistan in Karachi in 2017-18 (60/9 (Surrender)) Guyana (previously known as British Guiana) is a South American country that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean and is one of the regions which make up the West Indies cricket team.It has produced international cricketers in all forms of the game—Tests, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The West Indies squad had their final Covid-19 tests today and, results permitting, was scheduled to leave managed isolation on Friday. If ever there was a country that dominated cricket during one decade, it surely was the invincible West Indies side of the 1980s. Those players who won their first Test cap in the same Test match as other players who had such a win, are listed alphabetically by surname. Kane Williamson, Tom Latham put New Zealand in control ESPNcricinfo 03:35 9-Jan-21. The talent of the West Indies cricketers, particularly in the form of fast bowlers and big hitting batsman, saw the national team dominate the sport from the mid-70s to the early 90s. A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within West Indies. It was designed in 1923 by Sir Algernon Aspinall, then Secretary of the West India Committee. The CWI said people from the island nations have fought their battles to retain their dignity and identity over decades and returned victorious. [23] During these glory years, the West Indies were noted for their four-man fast bowling attack, backed up by some of the best batsmen in the world. 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In a recent interview on the “Mason and Guest” radio cricket show on the Voice of Barbados, Sir Andy was adamant that fewer reasons […] They later toured New Zealand in November-December for two Tests and three Twenty20s, where they failed to win a single match. The Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control consists of associations of four sovereign states (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). The Scotiabank West Indian Jubilee will be held on Tuesday, July 27, in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, two nights before the second Test between England and West Indies starts at Edgbaston [19] Of the West Indies players in that first match after the war only Gerry Gomez, George Headley, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, and Foffie Williams had previously played Test cricket. [29] The number of Tests played at each venue followed by the number of One Day Internationals and twenty20 internationals played at that venue is in brackets as of 12 January 2020: Three further stadia have been used for One Day Internationals,[31] but not Test matches. The population of these countries and dependencies is officially estimated at around 6 million, which is more than Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. The West Indies squad required a government exemption to enter New Zealand for their upcoming series of three Twenty20 Internationals, starting on Nov 27, and two Tests beginning on Dec 3. The West Indies defeated England for the first time at Lord's on 29 June 1950.Ramadhin and Alf Valentine were the architects of the victory which inspired a calypso by Lord Beginner. Phil Simmons calls on West Indies' 'hunger and enthusiasm' to trump 'clear favourites' Bangladesh By then he was 40, and his light had faded. As of 10 March 2020[update], the West Indies cricket team is ranked eighth in the world in Tests, ninth in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and ninth in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the official International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. However, as the West Indies represent a number of independent states and dependencies, there is no natural choice of flag. 10 Legendary West Indian Cricketers of the 1980s. … For: 790 for 3 declared against Pakistan in Kingston in 1957–58; 751 for 5 declared against England in St John's in 2003–04; 747 all out against South Africa in St John's in 2004–05; 749 for 9 declared against England in Bridgetown in 2008–2009 The West Indies have hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. As of 10 March 2020 , the West Indies cricket team is ranked eighth in the world in Tests, ninth in One-Day Internationals(ODIs) an… During World Series Cricket, coloured uniforms were adopted. A long list of cricket greats have been developed by the island nations in the Caribbean where the team originates. Former West Indies cricket captain Sir Clive Lloyd is urging the replacement West Indies cricketers on the tour of Bangladesh to show that they are not second-class cricketers, to … Their main success being achieving second place in the International Women's Cricket Council Trophy, a competition for the second tier of women's national cricket teams, in 2003. Global sports icons from Tiger Woods to West Indies cricketers like Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy have come out to speak openly against the racism faced by people of colour throughout the world. The WICB logo is on the front of the hat. Statistics are correct as of 14 December 2020. Race, fame, and lifelong friendships - how West Indies cricketers charmed Lancashire cricket clubs throughout the 20th century. … The West Indies cricket team, nicknamed the Windies, is a multi-national men's cricket team representing the mainly English-speaking nations and territories in the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The following men have captained the West Indian cricket team in at least one Test match: This is a list of every active player to have played for West Indies in the last year (since 31 May 2019), and the forms of the game in which they have played. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean territories, which are parts of several different countries and dependencies. As an added bonus, the West Indies also became the first to win both the men's and women's World Twenty20 on the same day, as the women's team beat three-time defending champion Australia for their first ICC world title immediately beforehand. [11], From the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. Paul Cherrington, August 25, 2018 13.91K 0. Their overall record in one-dayers is to have played 177, won 80, lost 91 with one tie and 5 no results . The authors behind 'The Glory Days - 25 Great West Indian Cricketers' are both respected in their particular fields Tony King, former player and cricket administrator, and Peter Laurie, writer and former ambassador, look at West Indies cricket from the first Test in 1928 to the current uncertain state of the West Indian game. The WICB has, therefore, developed an insignia showing a palm tree and cricket stumps on a small sunny island (see the top of this article). They beat Australia and then host Sri Lanka in the 2012 World Twenty20 to win their first ICC world championship since the 1979 World Cup and then bested England to win the 2016 World Twenty20, making them the first team to win the World Twenty20 twice. [47], Because of the women's side's relatively low profile, there are few well-known names in the game. Head Coach Courtney Walsh gets ready for West Indies Women's Camp West Indies Cricket Board - Official Site 22:50 8-Jan-21. THE West Indies squad arrived in Manchester wearing face masks this morning ahead of the behind closed doors three-Test series against England. The side has never been one of the leading sides in the world, however, since the 2013 World Cup, where the team finished runner-ups, the team has improved reasonably well. West Indies was the first team to tour another country for cricket in the COVID-19 era, when they flew to England in July for a three-Test series at a time when the number of coronavirus cases was on the rise in the country. Cricketers of Indian origin who shone for West Indies Advertisement In a recent report released by the United Nations, the Indian diaspora is by far the largest in the world. They are 20% lower then England, Indian and Australian cricketers but 50% more then (Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) players. The design reverted to a simple maroon facing when the West Indies began wearing fleeces.In 2020 they again wore the traditional cable knit sweaters edged with Maroon and Green. If we compare the West Indies players salaries with other teams. These national teams take part in the West Indian first-class competition, the Carib Beer Cup (earlier known as the Busta Cup, Shell Shield and various other names). By the late 1970s, the West Indies led by Clive Lloyd had a side recognised as unofficial world champions, a reputation they retained throughout the 1980s. The West Indies cricket team, nicknamed the Windies,[10] is a multi-national men's cricket team representing the mainly English-speaking nations and territories in the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The initial West Indies uniform was pink and was later changed to maroon to match their Test match caps. The Awards of the Decade, a special edition of the ICC annual award, will celebrate and reward top performances in the sport […] In 1976, fast bowler Michael Holding took 14/149 in the OvalTest against England, setting a record which still stands for best bowling figures in a Test by a West Indies bowler. Former sponsors were Digicel (2005-2018),[39] KFC (2006-2009),[40] Cable & Wireless (2000-2004),[41] Carib Beer (1999-2001)[42] and Kingfisher (1996-1999). 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