Our Men are True Champions Indeed – Grange

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  • Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment & Sport Hon. Olivia Grange describes the West Indies men’s team as “true and worthy champions” after they became the first team to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice.
  • “Like every West Indian I was nervous too with 19 runs required from the final over. But Carlos Brathwaite showed that he has a big, big heart. He believes in himself and his calmness under such immense pressure is indicative of his quality and sheer class. Marlon Samuels was outstanding as well, it was his innings that was pivotal in making this victory possible.
  • She added “It is really an historic occasion and I’m really happy that I’m the Minister at this time. We won the Under-19 world time and in less than 24 hours have added the men and women ICC T20 World titles.”

Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment & Sport Hon. Olivia Grange describes the West Indies men’s team as “true and worthy champions” after they became the first team to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice.

The Caribbean men, today, edged a pulsating four-wicket win over England in the grand showdown at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India with Carlos Brathwaite smashing four mighty sixes in the final over with two balls remaining.

“Like every West Indian I was nervous too with 19 runs required from the final over. But Carlos Brathwaite showed that he has a big, big heart. He believes in himself and his calmness under such immense pressure is indicative of his quality and sheer class. Marlon Samuels was outstanding as well, it was his innings that was pivotal in making this victory possible.

But overall this team has proven throughout the tournament that they are true and worthy champions and it’s a victory most deserving for the entire region and all West Indian around the world,” said a beaming Grange.

“We must not overlook the contribution of the West Indies Cricket Board, the coaching and management staff; the sponsors and ardent fans they have all played their part in this momentous occasion for West Indies cricket which undoubtedly remains an emblem of regional integration, pride and joy.”

She added “It is really an historic occasion and I’m really happy that I’m the Minister at this time. We won the Under-19 world time and in less than 24 hours have added the men and women ICC T20 World titles.”

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