Calls for compromise and commitment June 29, 2004

West Indies women's board to merge with WICB

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Women's Cricket Federation (WIWCF) are set to merge, in time for the March 2005 deadline agreed upon by the ICC and the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC).

Ms Anne Browne-John, a WIWCF representative, said the two organisations had agreed to move forward on the basis of a business plan that, among other things, will present options for integration as well as consider the financial, legal, operational and ownership implications for both partners. It is likely the plan will have input from a wide range of stakeholders in the game.

She added that the WIWCF was aware the unification would call for great compromise and commitment from both parties at all levels, but believed it would be to the benefit of the sport.

The WIWCF, in its 30th year, is a full member of the IWCC and an associate member of the WICB, and the West Indies women's team is playing in the IWCC World Cup in South Africa next year.