Now it’s Cricket West Indies

Dave Cameron, center, president of the West Indies Cricket Board, speaks to press at City Hall, about the upcoming tour with Pakistan and the plans to bring cricket to the city on Jan. 12.
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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has changed its name to Cricket West Indies (CWI).

This was disclosed by President Dave Cameron, who said the board has also decided to form a corporate entity with the financial aspect of the cricket and the company will be named Windies.

Cameron said the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is now named Cricket West Indies (CWI) and “we have also formed a company to deal with the commercial matters of West Indies cricket and this is called Windies as we continue to explore ways to take West Indies cricket forward and this rebranding is necessary as we move along”.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) now falls in line with Cricket Australia (CA), Cricket New Zealand (CNZ), and Cricket South Africa (CSA), all of whom have rebranded themselves for marketing purposes.

Cameron said the board is open to partnerships with corporate entities in moving forward and hence forming the company Windies was essential.

Meanwhile, West Indies’ proposed tour of Pakistan for two Twenty20s in March has been called off. Cricket West Indies said it has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) proposal after receiving advice on security from the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).

The WICB also canceled an expected security inspection, which was planned for later this month.

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) wrote to FICA, seeking advice on the current security situation in Pakistan.

FICA reportedly gave WIPA an update from its security consultant, Eastern Start International, which provides security for various international boards including, Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Earlier this month, FICA’s report on player safety and security strongly discouraged players from traveling to Lahore for the Pakistan Super League final, scheduled for March 5.

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