Cricket West Indies has received the 2020 (CMJ)Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award for sending their males’ and ladies’ groups to tour England.
The lads’ facet arrived in June for a three-Test series when coronavirus infection charges in England have been excessive.
The ladies performed a Twenty20 series in September at quick discover after India and South Africa have been unable to tour due to the pandemic.
“We’re delighted,” mentioned Cricket West Indies chief government Johnny Grave.
“I might prefer to thank MCC and the BBC for recognising the efforts that our groups made in serving to make sure that worldwide cricket got here again safely through the pandemic.”
All matches this summer have been performed in bio-secure surroundings, with gamers staying in inns on the website and no followers allowed within the grounds.
MCC President and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara mentioned West Indies’ actions “actually embodied the spirit of cricket”.
The MCC and BBC, who created the award in 2013 in reminiscence of former BBC Test Match Particular commentator and MCC president Martin-Jenkins, additionally praised the Pakistan Cricket Board, Cricket Eire and Cricket Australia for permitting groups to tour.
Additionally they mentioned the England and Wales Cricket Board made a “herculean effort to host worldwide cricket on this extraordinary 12 months“.
Final 12 months’ winners have been the New Zealand men’s team, who have been recognized for his or her conduct after dropping the World Cup remaining to England.