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West Indies Cricket Board

West Indies Cricket Board
Sport Cricket
Jurisdiction National
Founded 1920s (1920s)
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Affiliation date 31 May 1926 (1926-05-31)
Headquarters St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

West Indies Women's

Carol Whilby-Maxwell
Chairman Whycliffe (Dave) Cameron
Chief Exec Michael Muirhead

West Indies Women's

Michael Seepersaud
Coach Ottis Gibson
Replaced West Indies Cricket Board of Control
(founded) 1926 (1926)
Official website

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies (a sporting confederation of over a dozen mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependencies that formed the British West Indies). It was originally formed in the early 1920s as the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (and is still sometimes referred by that name), but changed its name in 1996. The Board has its headquarters in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda.

The WICB has been a full member of the Stanford 20/20 competition for the Twenty20 format of cricket.

The WICB's membership includes the 6 territorial cricket associations of the various countries and territories which contest the West Indies first-class and limited-overs competition in the Caribbean. Each provides two (2) Directors, in addition to a number of non-member Directors. Two (2) of these associations are themselves multi-national boards representing a number of countries and dependencies.

The President of WICB is Whycliffe "Dave" Cameron (since 27 March 2013, formerly Vice-President to and replacing Dr. Julian Hunte) and Michael Muirhead is the chief executive officer.

Since 2005, as per an ICC mandate, the West Indies Women's Cricket Federation (WIWCF) has been integrated with the WICB. The President of the WIWCF is Ms. Carol Whilby-Maxwell and the Secretary is Michael Seepersaud.

The WICB is charged with aiding regional development of cricket in the Americas region, under the ICC's development program.


  • History 1
  • Member associations 2
  • Domestic competition 3
  • Principals of the West Indies Cricket Board 4
    • WICB(C) Presidents (Men's cricket) 4.1
    • WIWCF President(s) 4.2
    • Secretaries/ chief executive Officers 4.3
  • See also 5
  • Notes and references 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Flag of the West Indies Cricket Board and Team

From the 1880s onwards there had been no central body to co-ordinate the Bermuda and Belize had been the only members in this category prior to their cessation as Associate Members.[1]

Member associations

Domestic competition

The West Indies' major domestic competitions are the Regional Four Day Competition (Inter-Colonial Tournament.

In the case of the Regional Four Day Tournament and the Regional Super50 the following first-class domestic teams participate:

In 1978 Belize had requested (through the then Belize Cricket Association) in a letter to the WICBC to participate in the Shell Shield and the List A competitions, but the WICBC was unable to entertain their request.[3]

For the TCL Under-19 West Indies Challenge (both the first class and limited overs competitions) it is the Under-19 squads for these teams which participate, while for the CLICO Under-15 West Indies tournament it is the Under-15 squads for these teams which pariticipate. In the 2004 TCL Under-19 Challenge the Under-19 Bermuda cricket team and an Under-19 combined Americas cricket team also took part.

In the women's WIWCF Senior Tournament and the Stanford 20/20 competition the separate components of the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands compete individually. Additionally for the Stanford 20/20 competition teams from outside the West Indies sporting confederation, but within the Caribbean, also compete including the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Cuba (which was barred from competing in 2008 by the US embargo), the Turks and Caicos Islands (both competing in 2008) as well as the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (announced for the 2009 edition of the Stanford 20/20).

In the Limacol Caribbean Premier League there are franchise teams competing, with each franchise currently representing one of the six traditional cricketing territories in the West Indies:

  • Hawksbills - representing Antigua and the rest of the Leeward Islands
  • Tridents - representing Barbados
  • Amazon Warriors - representing Guyana
  • Tallawahs - representing Jamaica
  • Zouks - representing St. Lucia and the rest of the Windward Islands
  • Red Steel - representing Trinidad and Tobago

Principals of the West Indies Cricket Board

WICB(C) Presidents (Men's cricket)

WIWCF President(s)

  • Carol Whilby-Maxwell

Secretaries/ chief executive Officers

  • Stephen Camacho: 1982–2000
  • Gregory Shillingford: 2000–2002
  • Roger Brathwaite: 2003–2007 (acting from 2002)
  • Bruce Aanensen: 2007–2007
  • Donald Peters: 2007–2009
  • Ernest Hilaire: 2009–2012
  • Michael Muirhead: 2012–present

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Patterson Report [1] p. 32
  2. ^ Keith A.P. Sandiford in Beckles et al., op. cit., p.30
  3. ^ The West Indies cricket annual (Literary Features Limited). 1978. LETTER FROM BELIZE CRICKET ASSOCIATION:- A request from the Belize Cricket Association to participate in the Shell Shield and Benson & Hedges Tournaments could not be entertained at this time 


  • Michael Manley, A History of West Indies Cricket, 1988 (revised edition by Donna Symmonds, London, Andre Deutsch, 2002 ( ISBN 023305037X ) )
  • Hilary Beckles et al., A spirit of dominance: cricket and nationalism in the West Indies, Canoe Press, 1998 ( ISBN 9768125373 )

External links

  • West Indies Cricket Board – Official website
  • Official Facebook page of West Indies Cricket team.
  • West Indies Cricket Board on Twitter
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