Late last year, the calls for cricket to regain its place as an Olympic sport became increasingly loud and as vociferous as they had ever been.
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National Cricket Centre, Clifford Roach Drive, Balmain, Couva
- Australia 148-5; West Indies 149-2 (19.3 overs)
- West Indies win by eight wickets to secure first World Twenty20 crown
The ills of West Indies cricket may not be solved overnight, but the victorious teams - men, women and the U-19s - have brought much joy and no little flair
• Carlos Brathwaite hits four sixes off Ben Stokes’s first four balls of final over
• West Indies, 161-6, beat England, 155-9, by four wickets with two balls left
West Indies (161/6) beat England (155/9) by four wickets
Captain Darren Sammy was first off the bus, holding his mobile phone and some portable speakers, the purpose of which would immediately become clear. He was followed by Dwayne Bravo, and, as a crowd gathered outside the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, the pair of them danced their way into the foyer, accompanied by the pulsing bassline of Bravo’s self-written pop single Champion.