Eng­land, here come WI Women

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bet­ter as a team.” She con­tin­ued: lit­tle while “The trip is a off but it’s some­thing we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to. Eng­land is a won­der­ful place to play cricket, and I know the girls will en­joy their tour. They have a strong team, so we know it will be a chal­lenge tour, but we are con­fi­dent of suc­cess.”

Played un­beaten

West In­dies played un­beaten in the pre­lim­i­nary round, beat­ing Eng­land in the fi­nal group match in the re­cent T20 World Cup, but lost their semi-fi­nal to Aus­tralia in An­tigua. The English re­cov­ered from that de­feat to reach the fi­nal, which they lost to the Aussies on Satur­day night. Eng­land are the reign­ing 50-overs World Cup cham­pi­ons fol­low­ing their tri­umph at home last sum­mer. West In­dies will be one of two teams tour­ing Eng­land as Aus­tralia will also take on the hosts in all three for­mats in the “Women’s Ashes”. Mean­while, Cricket West In­dies pres­i­dent Dave Cameron said the Windies women re­mained a source of pride for the re­gion, de­spite their semi-fi­nal loss. “We are ex­tremely proud of the way the women dis­played strength of char­ac­ter and were a joy to watch in the field for ev­ery sin­gle game,” Cameron said. Cameron also lauded the Lo­cal Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee and other peson­nel (op­er­a­tions, tech­ni­cal, mar­ket­ing, com­mer­cial, fa­cil­i­ties, se­cu­rity) for a smoothly ex­e­cuted tour­na­ment, marked by large at­ten­dances. “We have shown the world our abil­i­ties as a crick­et­ing des­ti­na­tion on and off the field of play,” he said.

ST JOHN’S – West In­dies will look to build on their ex­ploits dur­ing the re­centwhen they tour Eng­land next year for a six-match lim­ited overs se­ries at sev­eral ma­jor coun­try venues. CAP­TAIN Stafanie Tay­lor was a teenager on the West In­dies’ last bi­lat­eral tour of Eng­land, 11 years ago.

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