Monday 6 April 2009 

WICB Thanks Fans For Colourful Support

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has moved to thank West Indian fans for supporting their side in such numbers during the Test, Twenty20 and ODI series against England.

“What we witnessed was a fascinating series of cricket between the West Indies and England," WICB President Dr. Julian Hunte said in a statement.

"We saw some amazing play on the field and the crowds came out to support the teams,” he added.

“We want to thank the supporters for the way in which they came out and added colour and atmosphere to the matches. We also have supporters in the diaspora who are with the players through thick and thin. We look forward to more good and solid performances from the West Indies players and more support from the fans.”

Crowds filled the stands for the limited overs leg of the tour, which saw the West Indies beat England in the Twenty20 International but lose the ODI series 3-2. While the Test series, won by the home side 1-0, did not draw such huge crowds, but those that attended witnessed some fine cricket from their side.

The West Indies now travel to England for two Tests and three ODIs prior to the ICC World Twenty20 in England in June.

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