PRESS RELEASE – The West Indies Players’ Association would like to extend heartfelt congratulations, to the members of the West Indies Under-19 team, on their success at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh.
The present West Indies Under-19 Cricketer of the Year award winner, Shimron Hetmyer led the team admirably with tactical and strategic execution. Hetmyer, his teammates and the support staff are the first West Indian team to lift the Under-19 World Cup trophy.
WIPA President and CEO, Wavell Hinds, speaking today of the achievement said, “These young men played with passion and heart, and deserved to be the World Champions. They carried the hopes of all West Indians from the first preparation game against Bangladesh right through to the final of the World Cup and did everyone proud.”
Hinds continued, “This success augurs well for the future of West Indies cricket, and the strong belief many West Indians have that one day, West Indies cricket will again rise to the top of world cricket. Congratulations again to all members of the team including the management and support staff.”