Saturday, April 9, 2016

West Indies board says they sent match kits on time


St John's, ANTIGUA – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) wishes to clarify the issue of playing kit/gear and the timeline for the men's team for the just-ended 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Championship.

As promised, the Secretariat made its check and the following is the sequence of events regarding the playing kit/gear:
·       February 23 – March 7- Team had used previously issued WI clothing in Dubai at camp
·       Shipment of the Championship gear was already on its way to Kolkata
·       February 25 - The Secretariat received an email from Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) advising they were in receipt of 28 cartons of WI team clothing – this was the Championship uniform
·       March 3 Team Operations Manager Rawl Lewis travelled from Dubai to India to ensure all was in place; playing gear was sorted ahead of team's arrival on March 7
·       March 10 - Team plays in official Championship gear vs India
·       March 16 - Cap manufacturer indicates he is now able to ship caps via courier (additional caps, since caps used in Dubai are usable unlike the clothing which cannot be used before March 7 as per ICC rules).
·       March 22 - Follow up re caps query made to shipper. Response that newly implemented border regulations India delayed the shipment
·       Team Manager advised to get caps made in India which was done

Here is also a highlight regarding emails sent from the Secretariat to the teams – men and women. Since the beginning of the tournament and following the qualification for the final, emails have been sent from:

·       Director of Cricket – which was copied to
o   Men's and Women's Captain
o   Head Coach for both teams
o   Chief Selector
·       Acting CEO
o   Managers of both teams

The Board wishes to reiterate its position of always putting out the best efforts for all its players for all levels of competition.

- Media Release