PRESS RELEASE – The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed on Monday that the pitch used for the third round match between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament in Dominica will be investigated.
The Volcanoes completed an eight-wicket victory over the Hurricanes inside two days at Windsor Park, located in the Dominica capital of Roseau.
WICB director of cricket Richard Pybus will gather the reports of the match referee and umpires, as well as captains and coaches of each team, along with officials of the Volcanoes franchise regarding the preparation and performance of the pitch.
“We will speak to all of the relevant parties to get a clear picture of what took place at Windsor Park and decide on the course of action once we have reviewed all the reports,” he said.
In the match, Hurricanes declared their first innings before lunch on the opening day last Friday on 24 for seven before Volcanoes gained a lead of 116, thanks to a half-century from opener Tyrone Theophile in the face of a career-best, seven-wicket haul from teenaged fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.
Nkrumah Bonner then stroked his third half-century in six innings before spinners Liam Sebastien and Alston Bobb shared nine wickets between them and the Hurricanes were bowled out for 170, leaving the Volcanoes with the modest target of 55 for victory.