International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has praised the West Indies, the ICC staff and congratulated champions England and Australia after the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.
England beat Australia by seven wickets to claim the men's title before Australia held on to beat New Zealand by three runs in the women's event.
“I think everyone would agree that the best teams in the men’s and women’s ICC World twenty20s reached the finals. Congratulations go to Paul Collingwood’s England and Alex Blackwell’s Australia. They are deserved winners of an exceptional event," Lorgat said.
“A lot of praise for the operational success of the tournament must go to the West Indies Cricket Board, the ICC World Twenty20 2010 organising committee and the ICC staff who delivered an outstanding event which will long be remembered. For me this was a truly memorable event which showcased the unique culture and passion for cricket in the Caribbean.
“We recognised the need to involve all the local people and we were thrilled by their turnout and enthusiastic support. I think everyone will agree that their colourful participation contributed much to the success of the tournament. We invited the Caribbean people to ‘Bring It’ and they certainly did just that. The ICC is grateful to all those who attended the matches and the hundreds of millions who watched on television.
“We are also grateful to our broadcast and commercial partners, our match officials, the many volunteers in Guyana, Barbados, St Lucia and St Kitts, and, of course, the media for their support and contribution to the success of ICC World Twenty20 2010 West Indies.”
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