West Indies A cricket team

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The West Indies A cricket team is a cricket team representing a sporting confederation of the Caribbean countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. The history of the West Indies cricket team began in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were selected to play visiting English sides. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s the West Indies team was one of the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies; Gary Sobers, Lance Gibbs, Gordon Greenidge, George Headley, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts and Everton Weekes.[1]

Most cricketing nations use their own national flags for cricketing purposes. However, as the West Indies represent a number of independent and dependent states, there is no natural choice of flag. The WICB has therefore developed an insignia showing a palm tree and cricket stumps on a small sunny island.This insignia, on a maroon background, makes up the West Indian flag. The background sometimes has a white stripe above a green stripe, which is separated by a maroon stripe, passing horizontally through the middle of the background.

When playing one-day cricket, the Windies wear a maroon shirt, with grey around the sides. The shirt also sports the logo of the West Indian Cricket Board and the name of their sponsors, at present, Digicel. The one-day cap is maroon with the WICB logo on the left of the front, with two yellow stripes separated by a green stripe running vertically on the right of the front. When playing first-class cricket, in addition to their cricket whites, West Indian fielders sometimes wear a sunhat, which is maroon and has a wide brim. The WICB logo is on the middle of the front of the hat. Helmets are coloured similarly.

West Indies A matches First-class v A team Other first-class List A v A team Other List A
Season Venue W D L W D L W L NR W L NR
1991-92 West Indies 2 1 0 - - - - - - - - -
1994-95 West Indies - - - - - - - - - 1 2 0
1996-97 Sri Lanka 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
1997-98 South Africa 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 1
West Indies - - - 0 1 0 - - - - - -
1998-99[1] West Indies - - - 0 1 0 - - - - - -
Bangladesh - - - 1 0 0 - - - 1 2 0
India 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
West Indies - - - 1 0 1 - - - - - -
1999-2000 West Indies 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1[2] - - -
2000 West Indies 0 2 0 - - - 0 2 0[2] - - -
2002 England - - - 1 3[3] 1 - - - 3 2 0
2005 Sri Lanka 1 0 2 - - - 1 3 0[3] - - -

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  1. ^ The season was topped and tailed in the West Indies; the two overseas tours intervened.
  2. ^ a b One further match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
  3. ^ a b One further match was tied.

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