CARICOM Heads of Government will meet with representatives of Cricket West Indies (CWI) this week to continue discussions on addressing the crisis in West Indies Cricket as well as preparations for Cricket World Cup 2024. Leading these discussions will be Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley.

At a press conference at the conclusion of the Forty-Fifth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Trinidad and Tobago last week, Rowley was announced as the new Chairman of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, and former Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, were previous Chairmen of the cricket sub-committee.

The Communique issued at the conclusion of the conference said the Heads of Government exchanged views with CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, on the state of the game in the region and the preparations for the hosting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2024 (CWC2024).

Heads of Government, the Communique said, expressed their profound disappointment at the performance of the Men’s team in the ICC Qualifying Tournament being held in Zimbabwe, and congratulated the Women’s team on their victory against Ireland in the series being played in the region.

They agreed that a team of Heads of Government will meet Cricket West Indies in the week of July 10 to finalise matters related to the hosting of CWC 2024 and continue discussions on other issues raised during the meeting.

Heads of Government also agreed that on-going collaboration with Cricket West Indies and other stakeholders was critical to address the crisis in West Indies cricket.



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