WIPA applauds West Indies Women

West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor plays a shot during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Associated Press / Aijaz Rahi

The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has congratulated the West Indies Women’s team on their continued outstanding performances.

The West Indies Women are now the joint leaders with the Australian women in the standings of the ICC Women Championship.

The team trounced Pakistan Women by six wickets in the final One-Day International last week in St. Lucia to clinch the four-match series 3-1 to join Australia at the top of the ICC table.

Chasing a modest 183 for victory at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium, the hosts cantered home in the 43 overs with their new Captain Stafanie Taylor scoring an unbeaten 87 from l07 balls, to pick up the Player-of-the Match award.

The win was West Indies Women’s third on the trot after losing the opening game, which saw them sweep the contests designated as ICC Championship games and grab the six points required to move to the top of the points table alongside on 16 points.

A qualifying tournament for the 2017 Women’s World Cup, the top four sides from the Championship will gain automatic qualification for the event scheduled for England.

WIPA President Wavell Hinds in a press release said, “This team has grown from strength to strength and has the belief and the drive to succeed. We are extremely proud of them and look forward to what the future brings for these ladies.”

The West Indies Women team next face off in the ICC Women Championship against South Africa in February 2016, who are ranked third — four points behind the joint leaders.

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