England, here come WI Women
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.”
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.