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Windies exit with pride after bringing the buzz back to Caribbean cricket

By News Desk
June 25, 2024
West Indies’ captain Rovman Powell (R) gives the ball to West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph (L) during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight cricket match. — AFP
West Indies’ captain Rovman Powell (R) gives the ball to West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph (L) during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight cricket match. — AFP

KINGSTOWN: West Indies captain Rovman Powell said his team should take pride in bringing the buzz back to Caribbean cricket during the Twenty20 World Cup, even though they bowed out of the tournament in the Super Eight stage on Sunday.

“When you look on a large scale, we haven’t won the World Cup, we aren’t in the semi-finals, but I think the cricket that we’ve played in the last 12 months or so is commendable,” he said.

“Credit has to be given to the team, if you can take a year to move from number nine to number three in the world, that’s tremendous work. “We haven’t won the World Cup but there was a lot of improvement and there’s a lot of buzz around the Caribbean again about West Indies cricket.”

Powell paid tribute to the big, noisy crowds that had turned out around the region for the West Indies matches and for the fans who had shown their support for the team on social media. —Reuters