The West Indies women’s cricket team will now fly in business class and stay in single rooms, just like the men’s team. This move by Cricket West Indies (CWI) is a huge step toward changing how people think about women’s cricket so far.
At the most recent CWI board of directors meetings, held after Kishore Shallow was chosen as the new president, decisions about the West Indies women were made with the constant change in mind. Shallow also thinks that the CWI needs to keep up with other cricket groups around the world and be a leader in making the sport fair for everyone.
The committee’s job won’t just be to come up with ideas for how to get people interested. It will also have to organize events and competitions to help women get better at cricket and make it a more competitive sport.
ESPN Cricinfo quoted CWI as saying, “The committee’s job will include, but not be limited to, making suggestions for ways to get more women and girls interested in and involved in cricket, as well as competitions, events, and pathways that help women and girls play competitive cricket.”
We hope that our ongoing talks will help us reach similar goals: Hinds
Wavell Hinds, the president and chief executive officer of the West Indies Players Association, said that they are also planning to reach the same goals that the CWI has set out. Hinds also talked about the MOU, for which they have set a four-year time limit.
Hinds said, “We hope to reach similar goals in our ongoing talks about extending our MOU for another four years.”
In June and July, the West Indies Women will play against Ireland. In October, they will go on a tour of Australia, where they will play three ODIs and three T20Is.