CRICKET WEST INDIES AND CRICKET IRELAND TO STRENGTHEN TIES
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Ireland (CI) have strengthened their relationship through meetings between CWI Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow and CI’s Chairman Ross McCollum and Chief Executive Warren Deutrom during the recent Tri-Nations One-day International Series.
The Tri-Nations Series was organised by Bangladesh-based sports-management company, Total Sports Marketing, who invited the Vice-President to attend two of the matches as their guest.
The trip also allowed Vice-President Shallow to tour the CI High Performance Centre (HPC) in Dublin, which is a state-of-the-art facility which is in phase two of completion.
“Seeing the transformation of CI infrastructure and having a first-hand view of the impressive work being done has concretised the inevitable future growth for the sport in Ireland,” said Dr. Shallow about the HPC.
Dr. Shallow also had an official meeting with the West Indies players and management.
“It was great to get the opportunity to meet with the players and to reiterate our new Cricket First policy, which places cricketers at the very top of the organization’s priority,” he said.
CWI, as a long-standing ICC Full Member, believes it has a role to play in helping developing cricket nations and was therefore delighted to accept CI’s invitation to play in the Tri-Series ahead of the Cricket World Cup and also to play in a Twenty20 International series later this month against Ireland Women, ahead of the West Indies Women’s ODI and T20I series against England Women in June.
“We are fully committed to developing our relationship with CI and do look forward to hosting them on their inaugural tour of the Caribbean in January 2020,” said Dr. Shallow.