The Barbados Pride have been declared winners
of the 2020 West Indies Championship (Four-Day), following a CWI Board of
Directors teleconference held Tuesday afternoon.
Acting upon the advice of the CWI
Medical Advisory Committee, the board decided to cancel the last two rounds of
matches in the first-class season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Barbados Pride top of the points table
after the eighth round, the Board unanimously agreed to award the
Headley/Weekes Trophy to Barbados.
“All around the sporting world, we are faced
with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cricket, cricketers and
all our stakeholders involved in the game have been affected at various levels and
we must continue to work together and act responsibly in containing the spread
of the virus,” said CWI CEO Johnny Grave.
“Ten days ago, we suspended our tournaments
and camps for 30 days and now we have extended that suspension until the end of
May as well as reluctantly cancelled some tournaments and tours in their
entirety. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation and make
further decisions and announcements in due course.”
Grave added that the health and safety of
everyone concerned were paramount and noted that CWI has put all systems in
place to make sure its staff is observing the necessary protocols as outlined
by the CWI Medical Advisory Committee and the World Health Organisation.
CWI has also reinforced the importance for all
Territorial Boards and Local Cricket Associations to follow the advice of their
respective Ministries of Health.
Final points table:
Barbados Pride (134.8 points), Trinidad & Tobago Red Force (94.6
points), Guyana Jaguars (91.8 points), Jamaica Scorpions (91.8 points),
Windward Islands Volcanoes (78 points), Leeward Islands Hurricanes (52.8
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