CWI President Ricky Skerritt praised the captain and head coach for their outstanding effort from the beginning to the end.

The hosts won the three-match Richard-Botham Trophy 1-0 between the touring England. The first two matches of the tournament ended in a draw after a very heated situation

The third match was also heated, with England batting first and scoring 204 in the first innings while the West Indies were bowled out for 297 in reply.

However, the West Indies bowlers, led by Myers, did not allow England to succeed the second innings and were restricted to 120 runs. Chasing an easy target of 28 runs, the hosts won by 10 wickets

Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt praised the captain and head coach for their outstanding effort from the beginning to the end.

“On behalf on CWI and the West Indies supporters around the world, I want to express heartfelt congratulations to Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Head Coach Phil Simmons, and the entire team on what were truly outstanding efforts from start to finish.”

Commenting on the first and second matches of the tournament, Skrit said that the players worked hard to draw it.

“It was a remarkable three weeks of cricket which saw our team battle hard to earn draws in the first and second matches.”

The third match saw the West Indies taking advantage of the opportunities available to bowlers and batsmen, with Joshua de Silva’s maiden century and Kayle Mayers’ maiden five-wicket haul leading the way. Skerrit added that the lifting of the Richard-Botham Trophy for the first time brought a smile to the faces of West Indies fans.

“Then, with all to play for, they seized every opportunity in the final match to triumph in style. This will put smiles on the faces of West Indies fans everywhere as we lift the fabulous Richards-Botham trophy for the first time.”

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