New West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Chief Executive Michael Muirhead has paid tribute to the team's achievement in winning the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka.
Darren Sammy led his side to a convincing 36-run success over the hosts in the final while the Women also earned praise for reaching the semi-finals of their event, losing out to eventual winners Australia.
Alongside the likes of Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla, Marlon Samuels is one of international cricket's most improved players. This remarkable improvement was shown on Sunday with an innings of 78 in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 - a performance which is enough to earn him the accolade of Cricket World Player of the Week.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look ahead to the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Final in Colombo.
The two teams met in the group stage when England won, and they are fully deserving of their favourites tag given that they are the only unbeaten team left in the tournament. Both of these teams have tasted victory once before, England winning on home soil in 2009 and Australia beating New Zealand in the Caribbean in 2010.
Australia stormed into the finals of the 2012 ICC Women's World T20, after putting in a good bowling performance that saw them beat West Indies by 28 runs in the second semi-final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
They now play England, who are already through after defeating New Zealand in the first semi-final.
England beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final of the 2012 ICC Women's World T20 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
With this win, they have now qualified for the final of the tournament where they will await the winners of the second semi-final between West Indies and Australia.
India and South Africa sealed qualification for the ICC Womens' World Twenty20 2014 by beating Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively in their final matches in Sri Lanka.
There was a hat-trick for Ekta Bisht as India won by nine wickets while South Africa had to wait until the penultimate delivery to beat Pakistan by five wickets.
It is last week's winner Shane Watson, who is again the winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. He extended his run of man of the match awards to four as he played prominent roles in Australia's super eight wins over India and South Africa and took them to the brink of qualifying for semi-finals.
The final round of group games in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 saw an upset win for Pakistan over India and an impressive victory for England over reigning champions Australia.
England's victory set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand while Australia will take on the West Indies.
West Indies Women and New Zealand Women completed the ICC Women's World Twenty20 semi-final line-up by beating South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women today in Galle. They join England Women and Australia Women in the next round.
England and Australia qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 with comfortable wins over India and Pakistan respectively.
The only two sides to have won the tournament to date proved too strong for their opponents, setting up a clash to decide who will finish on top of Group A.
New Zealand Women got their ICC Women's World Twenty20 campaign back on track with a comfortable victory over South Africa Women in Galle, while hosts Sri Lanka had the better of a rain-affected second game against West Indies.
Group A of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 is underway with wins for favourites Australia and England, beating India and Pakistan respectively.
England got their campaign off to a winning start, comfortably beating Pakistan by 43 runs while Australia beat India by eight wickets.
There were comfortable wins for South Africa Women and West Indies Women as the ICC Women's Twenty20 got underway in Galle today.
The South Africans bowled the home side Sri Lanka out for just 79 from their 20 overs in the first match in Group B, with Susan Benade and Dane van Niekerk taking two wickets each. The home side never got going in their innings after being put into bat as all of their top five batters failed to reach double figures.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Reema Malhotra has replaced Gouher Sultana in India's squad ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The tournament gets underway on 26th September and India begin their campaign against Australia one day later.
England Women have called up Warwickshire's Amy Jones to replace Susie Rowe in their squad for the remaining three Twenty20 International matches against the West Indies and the ICC Women's World Twenty20.
Rowe suffered a displaced fracture to her left thumb during England's opening Twenty20 International against the West Indies at Old Trafford.
A review of the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20, held in England and won by the hosts in supreme style.
The decision to run the women's tournament alongside the men's competition from 2009 proved to be a masterstroke, doing wonders for the promotion of the game and allowing the players a chance to play in front of the sort of crowds they deserve.
England Women play the West Indies Women in a series of five Twenty20 Internationals ahead of the ICC Women's World T20 and we caught up with England batter Susie Rowe at Loughborough.
She talks about her experiences playing with England, looks ahead to both the West Indies series and the ICC WT20, which is to be held in Sri Lanka - where she made her ODI debut.
Sri Lanka have named their final squads for the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in Hambantota next month. There are two surprising inclusions in the men's squad, while Shashikala Siriwardene has been named as the captain of the women's squad.
West Indies Women have named a 14-woman squad for the World Twenty20 and five-match series against England, which begin next month. All-rounder Britney Cooper has been recalled following her successful recovery from a fractured finger, while young wicket-keeper Kycia Knight and teenage leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne are also included.
England Women have named a 14-woman squad for their forthcoming Twenty20 International assignments against Pakistan, West Indies and for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, which will be played alongside the men's event. The only change from their successful summer Twenty20 squad is the return of seam bowler Anya Shrubsole at the expense of Georgia Elwiss.
The England selectors have named their provisional squad for the ICC Women's Twenty20, which will be held alongside the men's later this year.
The men's event kicks off in Sri Lanka on 18th September, with the women's event getting underway on 26th September. England's first match is the following day against Pakistan Women in Galle.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named an 18-strong Women's training squad ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The players will prepare for the tournament, which gets underway on 26th September when South Africa take on hosts Sri Lanka, also facing New Zealand and the West Indies.