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'Strong And Formidable' - Hunte Hails Jamaica's Success After Historic Win
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dr Julian Hunte, says Jamaica's success at the WICB's newest tournament underscores their dominance of the sport in the region.
Hunte has described Jamaica's cricket as "strong and formidable" after they won the inaugural WICB Regional Under-17 tournament in Tobago earlier this month.
Jamaica outplayed the other five teams to finish at the top of the table on 29.5 points, adding the Under-17 title to their Regional Four-Day title for 2012.
"Jamaica continues their dominance of regional cricket at every level with another triumph in this most historic inaugural Under-17 tournament," Hunte declared in a statement released by the WICB.
"The WICB is immensely proud of Jamaica's excellent performances which illustrate that Jamaica's cricket remains strong and formidable. We salute the young cricketers for bringing glory to their nation once again and continuing Jamaica's winning ways," Hunte added.
Host country Trinidad and Tobago came second with 23.5 points, while Windward Islands and Barbados ended with 18 points each.
Guyana placed fifth on 15.5 points, while Leeward Islands ended in the cellar position with a mere 4.5 points.
"We look forward to continued competitive performances in the WICB Regional Under-15 Tournament, the Under-19 Tournament and the Women's Twenty20 Tournament, which will be hosted in Jamaica next month," Hunte said.
Jamaica are also reigning Regional Super 50, Women's 50 Over League, Under-19 three-day and Under-15 champions.
The only regional titles Jamaica did not win in the last season of regional cricket were the Caribbean Twenty20, in which they were defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final, and the Under-19 50-over competition.