Double the joy for Caribbean!

Sunday was a day the cricket lovers in the Caribbean would never forget. Seldom does it happen, in fact very rarely, that the men’s and women’s teams of a particular nation appear in an ICC tournament’s final on the same day. It was one of those rare days for the West Indies cricket and both of its teams made most of it.

While Stephanie Taylor-led women’s team won the title in their first appearance in a World T20 final, the men’s team made it 2/2 as they won their title later in the day; an encore of 2012. They are now the first team to win the World T20 title twice and also the only team to win the 50-over World Cup and World T20 two times.

Both the teams completed the historic treble for the year 2016, as West Indies’ Under-19 team had earlier this year won the U-19 World Cup. This means that the West Indies have now sweeped all three ICC titles for 2016, stamping their authority on world cricket.

This picture of Darren Sammy and Taylor holding their respective trophies with Kolkata’s iconic Victoria Memorial in the background will be remembered by the Caribbean fans as a symbol of West Indian cricket’s domination on world cricket, scripted by the batch of 2016, for a long time.