The Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Gale Rigobert, wishes to congratulate the West Indies men and women’s cricket teams on their remarkable display of poise, professionalism and the fighting spirit that characterize the people of the Caribbean. Dr. Rigobert says “As Ambassadors of the Caribbean, you continue to represent us with distinction and fly our flag high. We rally ’round the West Indies in bad times: we share tears together, we analyze the problems in our system and recommend improvements in our own unique way. But, we also celebrate the accomplishments of our team together”.
Rigobert continued, “Our victories at Eden Gardens in India are indicative of the heights that Caribbean people can continue to reach when we pull together. I want to congratulate Stephanie Taylor and the women’s team on a fantastic tournament, defeating the mighty Aussies, the three-time champions – in a convincing fashion. But, of course I have great and special adulation for our men’s captain and son of the soil, Darren Sammy, who continues to lead the West Indies team with energy, with purpose, and with a faith that has produced two World T20 Championships under his captaincy. Darren Sammy continues to display the will and strength of the Caribbean people but in particular, of the Saint Lucian people. He showed off the best of the Caribbean in the face of great adversity”.
The historic victory of the West Indies Under 19 Team, winning the Under 19 Cricket World Cup for the first time, set the tone for the other two victories that followed. According to Dr. Rigobert, “Our youth displayed unmatched sportsmanship, tenacity and skill. Indeed, our Under 19 Team has given us reason to believe that our region will continue to prove its distinction in cricket for some time to come”.
Our hats are off to all the players, coaches, support staff and administrators of the West Indies Cricket Teams and I hope we can use these remarkable victories as a turning point in West Indies cricket so we can move on into a brighter future. Again, Congratulations Windies! #MovingInFaith #Rally #Champions.