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 points). (www.sportsmax.tv)