West Indies Cricket Board offers sympathies
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent condolences to persons in the Windward Islands affected by recent heavy rains which caused flooding, landslides and claimed lives.
A statement from the WICB said President Dave Cameron has offered sympathies to the affected islands of the sub-region on behalf of all members and stakeholders of the West Indies Cricket Family.
The rains and strong winds are being blamed for deaths and damage to roads, bridges and houses, especially in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where at least 15 were confirmed dead.
"We have heard about the deaths and we...have seen the magnitude of the devastation which has affected our brothers and sisters in St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica and also in Grenada," Cameron said.
"This is the time of year when everyone is full of joy, but that is not the case with some members of our Windies Cricket family who have been dealt a hard blow".
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says his country suffered estimated damage in the region of EC$150 million as a result of the December 24 storm.
"I want to offer our deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones and also reach out to those who are in need at this very difficult time," said Cameron.
"We want them to know that the WICB and the West Indies Cricket family are by their side and we want to bring some cheer as we close out 2013 and prepare for the New Year."