Cricket West Indies (CWI) said the move to proceed with the men’s and women’s tours of England last summer at the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic had been a “bold but necessary decision” and were thrilled their international teams had been honored with the 2020 Christopher Martin-Jenkins “Spirit of Cricket Award.”
West Indies men undertook a ground-breaking three-Test series in July while the women traveled for five Twenty20 International series two months later. Both tours marked the resumption of international cricket following the global lockdown due to the coronavirus virus.
“We are delighted that our Men’s and Women’s teams have won the prestigious Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirt of Cricket Award,” said Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave.
“It was a bold but necessary decision made by the CWI Board, supported by those who traveled to the UK in keeping with our Cricket First philosophy,” he said.
MCC president and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara hailed the “courage” of the CWI teams.