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Black Roses — Windies Women Cricketers

There is something magical about black roses, and it has occupied the minds of people for centuries.

However, many have argued that black roses can only be found in a fairy tale world as what passes for black roses are either dyed, or they’re red roses with such a deep color that they can look like they’re black.

Notwithstanding, black roses inspire a powerful feeling of mystical expectation. It also inspires confidence and enthusiasm by signaling the birth of a new era of hope and joy as well as courage and resistance.

Now, it is within the foregoing context Windies women cricketers must be seen and even more so when everything seems to be falling apart on the side of their male counterpart.

So, after a cricket lifespan of over 40 years, Windies women cricketers’ bragging rights include, placing fifth in ICC cricket rankings, winning the ICC World Twenty20 Trophy, three-time semi-finalists in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, and placing first in ICC Women’s Cricket Challenge.

The team over the years also boasts a galaxy of individual stars such as Nadine George, Vivalyn Latty-Scott, Peggy Weather, Stafanie Taylor, Cherry-Ann Singh, Anisa Mohammed, Merissa Aguilleria, Deanda Dottin, Shermaine Campbelle, among others.

Today, the team is not only attracting more spectators to the games but also promoting and stimulating interest among younger women.

Although they were dethroned recently in the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 champions by Australia, they performed creditably to get into the first semi-final round.

Many pundits and fans have attributed the team’s failure to beat Australia in the semi on poor team selection.

However, that’s now history, and going forward, the team must continue to work hard in correcting its weaknesses, and moreover, bounced back to maintain its proud record of winning and keep the tradition of waving the Windies flag high.

Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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