Cricket West Indies, CWI, announced a significant change in the travel and accommodation policy for the West Indies Senior Women’s team.

With immediate effect, the members of the West Indies Women’s squad will travel business-class for all long-haul international flights and be accommodated in single rooms for all international assignments, bringing it in line with the policy for West Indies Senior Men’s tours.⁦

These decisions were made at the first CWI Board of Directors meeting following the election of the new President Dr. Kishore Shallow in March.

Achieving equality in women’s cricket is a key initiative in CWI’s strategic plan, and this new investment will contribute to increasing the appeal of the women’s game.

CWI has worked closely with the West Indies Players Association, WIPA, to put the new policy in place.

As part of the commitment towards achieving equality for Women’s players, a new committee has also been approved by the CWI Board of Directors – the Women’s Cricket Transformation Committee.

This Committee will act in an advisory capacity to CWI’s Director of Cricket and the wider organisation.

The Committee’s remit will include but not be limited to recommending strategies geared towards increasing the interest and participation of women and girls in the sport, as well as proposing cricket competitions, events, and pathways that foster competitive women’s and girls’ cricket.

The West Indies Women will be playing their next international fixtures against Ireland in June and July.

Following this, they will have a tour of Australia in October where they will play three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.