Cricket West Indies (CWI) and host nations for the recently concluded International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Men Cricket World Cup have received kudos from the ICC for their successful hosting of the tournament, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICC Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Alkardice said: “The scale of the operation hosting 16 teams across four countries during a global pandemic is extremely challenging, but our hosts did an excellent job to ensure we could give the opportunity to the future stars of the game to play in a World Cup.”
“We share our thanks with Cricket West Indies, the four hosts countries, the players and match officials,” he said.
CWI President, Ricky Skerrit also lauded the diligence and commitment of the four host governments and tournament staff in delivering the event.
The tournament, which took place from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5, saw India crowned champions for a record fifth time at the end of 48 matches played in Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda.