St John’s, ANTIGUA – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) wishes to clarify the issue of playing kit/gear and the timeline for the men’s team for the just-ended 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Championship.


As promised, the Secretariat made its check and the following is the sequence of events regarding the playing kit/gear:


  • February 23 – March 7- Team had used previously issued WI clothing in Dubai at camp
  • Shipment of the Championship gear was already on its way to Kolkata
  • February 25 – The Secretariat received an email from Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) advising they were in receipt of 28 cartons of WI team clothing – this was the Championship uniform
  • March 3 Team Operations Manager Rawl Lewis travelled from Dubai to India to ensure all was in place; playing gear was sorted ahead of team’s arrival on March 7
  • March 10 – Team plays in official Championship gear vs India
  • March 16 – Cap manufacturer indicates he is now able to ship caps via courier (additional caps, since caps used in Dubai are usable unlike the clothing which cannot be used before March 7 as per ICC rules).
  • March 22 – Follow up re caps query made to shipper. Response that newly implemented border regulations India delayed the shipment
  • Team Manager advised to get caps made in India which was done


Here is also a highlight regarding emails sent from the Secretariat to the teams – men and women. Since the beginning of the tournament and following the qualification for the final, emails have been sent from:

  • Director of Cricket – which was copied to
    • Men’s and Women’s Captain
    • Head Coach for both teams
    • Chief Selector
  • Acting CEO
    • Managers of both teams


The Board wishes to reiterate its position of always putting out the best efforts for all its players for all levels of competition.