ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, is offering congratulations to the players and management of the West Indies A team which recently defeated their India equivalent in the three-game one-day series.
Cameron says he is "pleased with the performance of the team so far and wish them best of luck for the upcoming games. The matches have been competitive and we are pleased with the outcome thus far".
The president, who identifies India as a great market for cricket, has also offered best wishes to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team, which is participating in this year's Champions League tournament, also in India.
"On behalf of the board of directors, the WICB and the people of the region, I want to wish T&T all the best in the Champions League. I know the T&T team will represent the region to the best of their abilities, and we look forward to winning performances," noted the president.
Come November, the region will again be in India and the senior team will be expected to do well in their two-Test, three one-day international series.
The president is excited about his top teams playing India and "as the region prepares for the T20 World Championship in 2014; World Cup ODI in 2015, the team requires consistently great competition to be able to be ranked among the best in the world. This offers a great opportunity for the senior team to improve its standings and we are committed to making this happen. We are happy to be competing in India".
West Indies A defeated India A by 45 runs in the third and final unofficial ODI to win the series 2-1.