Cricket West Indies has aborted the remaining two rounds of the domestic First Class Championship and declared leaders Barbados Pride champions of the 2020 season.
The decision was taken following a board of directors teleconference meeting last week, where the governing body also moved to scrap the Regional Under-15s Boys Championship and the West Indies Under-15 tour to England scheduled to take place this summer.
CWI had recently suspended the First Class Championship following eight rounds of matches, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the Caribbean and also postponed the Under-15 Boys Championship, the Women’s Super50 Cup and the inaugural Regional Under-19 Women’s T20 Championship.
Despite the cancellations, CWI hopes to salvage the Women’s Super50 Cup and the Regional Under-19s Women T20 Championship and have postponed them until later this year.
”All round the sporting world we are faced with the challenges presented by the covid19 pandemic,” said CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave.
“We will continue to monitor and access the situation and make further decisions and announcements in due course,” he added.
When the First Class Championship was halted, Pride topped the standings with 134.8 points, well ahead of second place Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on 94.6 points.
Grave said the decision among the directors had been “unanimous” to award Pride the Headley/Weekes Trophy.