West Indies Win Twenty20 World Cup

West Indies Marlon Samuels celebrates after his team’s win over Engalnd in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Associated Press / Saurabh Das

West Indies defeated England by four wickets to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016.

England battled first and scored 155 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs with Joe Root scoring 54 from 36 balls and Jos Butler 36 from 22 balls.

Bowling for the West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite picked up 3 wickets for 23 runs from 4 overs, Samuel Badree 2 for 16 from 4 overs and Dwayne Bravo 3 for 37 from 4 overs.

WEST INDIES SET 156 RUNS TO WIN

West Indies started off badly scoring 11 runs for 3 wickets before Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels steered their team with a partnership of 75 runs from 27 balls.

Brathwaite scored 34 not out runs from 10 balls, hitting four consecutive sixes in the last over gaining victory for the West Indies at 161 for 6 after 19.4 overs.

This was the West Indies second victory in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. This is the only team to have won the World Cup twice. India’s Virat Kohli was named player of the series and Marlon Samuels named man of the match.

WICB AND WIPA MUST DEVELOP MEANINGFUL BUSINESS RELATIONS

For too long the interests of West Indies players have not been served.

The West Indies Cricket Board must abandoned its heavy handed approach and developed a common sense approach that will make the cricketers and the region proud.

The West Indies Players Association has also failed in its role to properly represent the players and thus chaos has emerged.

The WICB is the head of West Indies cricket and that entity has a pivotal role to play in securing a normal working relations with its cricketers. The WICB is losing strength because the entity has failed miserably. What a terrible situation!

West Indies Carlos Brathwaite, right, celebrates with teammate Marlon Samuels after they defeated in England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Associated Press / Saurabh Das

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