St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board wishes to advise the public and cricket loving fans that all the players and officials of the West Indies team while slightly shaken by the incident are in very good spirits, are fully focussed on the Cricket World Cup campaign and representing the people of the West Indies.
The team has had a meeting to discuss the incident and has since travelled, as per schedule, to Mohali in India, for their next Group Match.
Immediately following the incident the WICB CEO Dr Ernest Hilaire was in contact with the team management and received a verbal report on the incident and discussed the actions needed to be undertaken by the team and officials.
The WICB is satisfied with the security arrangements for the Cricket World Cup and the team management will continue to work closely with the event organizers and local officials to ensure that the safety and well being of the players remains paramount at all times.
The West Indies team has always been warmly received in Bangladesh and treated with the greatest hospitality and we expect this to continue despite this incident.