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Dominica will host the First Test match of the Australian tour of the West Indies next year. The match will be played at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from June 5-9 2015. The Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board took that decision when it met in Port of Spain, Trinidad yesterday, December 13, 2014.

The Board deliberated on a number of matters including cricketing, governance, developmental, commercial and scheduling, a release from the WICB stated.

Notably the Board received the Task Force and was briefed on the vision for selection by Selection Panel member Courtney Browne who represented Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd who is on tour with the West Indies Test squad in South Africa.

Task Force report

The Board received the report of the Task Force which was commissioned to review the matters relating to the premature end to the tour of India.

Chairman Michael Gordon QC presented the report and responded to questions and clarifications from members of the Board. Attached are the conclusions and recommendations of the Task Force Report. The Board is currently studying the full report and will make a subsequent announcement.

The other members of the Task Force were Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richard Cheltenham QC.

Governance

The Board of Directors has reviewed the various governance reports and will set a date to further discuss the various recommendations with a view to implementing best practice in corporate governance.

Australia tour of the West Indies 2015

The Board received a recommendation from management for the venues for the Australia tour of the West Indies 2015. This recommendation was made following the bidding process.

#### West Indies vs Australia Test Series schedule

May 30-June 1: Warm up match – Antigua (Australia vs Team To Be Confirmed)

June 5-9: First Test – Windsor Park, Dominica

June 13-17: Second Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica

Briefing by selection panel

Mr. Courtney Browne briefed the Board of Directors on the vision of the Selection Panel for selection to the West Indies teams. Mr. Browne outlined the background and history of West Indies Team Selection in recent years and the vision and thinking of the Selection Panel with regard to selection of the West Indies Men's Team in the three international formats – Test, One Day International and Twenty20 Internationals.

#### Briefing by director of cricket

Director of Cricket Richard Pybus briefed the Board of Directors on a number of matters including WICB and West Indies Players relationship, West Indies Team Culture, Elite Player Education Programme for all West Indies Players, Coaching Programme and Regional Curator Programme.

Women's and age group regional tournaments

The Board approved a recommendation from management to institute a formal rotational system for the hosting of the WICB Women and Age Group tournaments.

#### Regional Women's Tournament Host Venues

2015 – Trinidad and Tobago

2016 – Guyana

2017 – Windward Islands

2018 – Barbados

2019 – Jamaica

#### Regional Under 15 Tournament Host Venues

2015 – Guyana

2016 – Windward Islands

2017 – Barbados

2018 – Jamaica

2019 – Leeward Islands

Regional Under 19 Tournament Host Venues

2015 – Jamaica

2016 – Windward Islands

2017 – Leeward Islands

2018 – Barbados

2019 – Trinidad and Tobago

The Board approved a recommendation from management that all territories must have on-going women's cricket league tournaments in order to be allowed to participate in the WICB Regional Tournament.

The Board recommended that Windward Islands should host their women's tournament between four teams in order to select two teams from the Windward Islands.