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Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Sri Lanka 1993-94


 

 

Tour of Sri Lanka 1993-94         Captain: Richie Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37th West Indies Test tour

 

First Test-playing tour of Sri Lanka by West Indies

 

 

 

  (October - December 1993)

 

 

The West Indians’ eight-week tour of south Asia took in the Champions Trophy in Sharjah and the Hero Cup in India before commencing their first-ever visit to Sri Lanka.

The West Indian batting was too powerful for their opponents in the Champions Trophy and West Indies ran out winners. They reached the final of the Hero Cup as well, but the on this occasion batting collapsed against leg-spinner Kumble who took 6 for 12 and India won comfortably.

In Sri Lanka wet weather disrupted most of the matches throughout the tour. The drainage system at the Moratuwa ground on the outskirts of Colombo was sub-standard, causing delays and condemning the Test match to a draw.

 

Other West Indies tours

 

Previous tour

Australia 1992-93

 

Next tour

India 1994-95

 

 

Next Sri Lanka tour

2001-02

 

 

 

 

Members of the Test tour party   (15)

 

 

 

Opening batsmen:   Desmond Haynes, Phil Simmons

Middle-order batsmen:  Richie Richardson, Brian Lara, Carl Hooper, Keith Arthurton, Jimmy Adams, Roland Holder.

Wicket-keeper:   Junior Murray

Spin bowler:  Roger Harper

Fast bowler:  Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Kenneth Benjamin, Winston Benjamin, Anderson Cummins.

 

 

 

J C Adams

Ja

25

LHB     second WK        SLA

ODI  (C) (H)

 

C E L Ambrose

L

30

RF

ODI  (C) (H)

 

K L T Arthurton

L

28

RHB

ODI  (C) (H)

 

K C G Benjamin

L

26

RF

ODI  (C) (H)

 

W K M Benjamin

L

28

RF

ODI  (C) (H)

 

A C Cummins

B

27

RFM

ODI  (C) (H)

 

R A Harper

G

30

OB

ODI  (C) (H)

 

D L Haynes

B

37

RHB opener   vice-captain

ODI  (C) (H)

 

R I C Holder

B

25

RHB

ODI  (C) (H)

 

C L Hooper

G

26

RHB          OB

ODI  (C) (H)

 

B C Lara

T

24

LHB

ODI  (C) (H)

 

J R Murray

W

25

WK

ODI  (C) (H)

 

R B Richardson

L

31

RHB   captain

ODI  (C) (H)

 

P V Simmons

T

30

RHB  opener       RM

ODI  (C) (H)

 

C A Walsh

Ja

31

RF

ODI  (C) (H)

 

 

 



Regional representation :

 

B - Barbados (3)

G  - Guyana (2)

Ja  - Jamaica (2)

L - Leeward Islands (5)

T - Trinidad & Tobago (2)

W  - Windward Islands (1)

 

  

  

Average age of  team at time of first Test match

(8 December 1993) : 28 yrs  9 months

 

 

 

ODI  Member of (C) the Champions Trophy and (H) Hero Cup one-day series squads

 

 

 

Test Appearances made before the tour

 

 

Haynes 112,  Richardson 72,  Walsh 60,  Ambrose 43,  Hooper 40,  Harper 25,  Simmons 17,  Arthurton 15,  Winston Benjamin 11,  Lara 11,  Murray 7,  Adams 4,  Cummins 3,  Kenny Benjamin 2,  Holder 0.

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Officials

 

David Holford

Manager

Rohan Kanhai

Coach

Dennis Waight

Physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selectors

 

David Holford (chairman),  Roy Fredericks,  Andy Roberts.

 

 

 

 

 

Selection

 

The West Indies Board insisted on its stipulation that players must take part in the Red Stripe Cup competition in the Caribbean if they wished to be considered for selection.  Exceptional circumstances like injury could be taken into account, and Richie  Richardson asked for exemptions for Ambrose and Walsh owing to tiredness

Unavailable: Ian Bishop (stress fracture of lower back), Gus Logie (retired).

Tour Party Announced :  6 September 1993.

Not selected :  Shiv Chanderpaul,  Patrick Patterson.

Kenneth Benjamin was required to pass a series of fitness tests after he was released by English county club Worcestershire, following a a viral infection and hamstring problems. Roger Harper had not had a place in the Test squad for four and a half years, since the 1988-89 tour of Australia.

 

 

Time between selection and departure from West Indies

  48 days

(6 September to 24 October)

 

 

 

 

Travel

Bridgetown Q  London  Q   Sharjah

 

Calcutta  Q   Colombo

 

Walsh and Adams left Jamaica on 22 October for Barbados, where they joined other members of the West Indies party. Once assembled, the team flew out of Bridgetown on the evening of Sunday 24 October.

In England they were joined by Desmond Haynes. Carl Hooper, Philip Simmons and cricket manager Rohan Kanhai. and transferred onto a flight to Sharjah on Monday 25 October.

Following defeat in the Hero Cup final, the West indians flew from Calcutta to Colombo on 28 November. Arrival in Sri Lanka was on 29 November 1993.

 

 

Time spent in Sri Lanka

   21 days

(29 November - 20 December)

 

 

 

 

On-tour selection panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcements

 

 

 

 

 

Fixtures/Results

 

a

§ Sharjah

Sri Lanka (Champions Trophy)

Won 8 w

b

§ Sharjah

Pakistan (Champions Trophy)

Won 40 r

c

§ Sharjah

Pakistan  (Champions Trophy)

Lost 5 w

d

§ Sharjah

Sri Lanka (Champions Trophy)

Won 8 w

e

§ Sharjah

Pakistan (Champions Trophy final)

Won 6 w

 

 

 

 

f

§ Bombay

Sri Lanka  (Hero Cup)

Won 46 r

g

§ Bombay

South Africa  (Hero Cup)

Lost 41 r

h

§ Bombay

India (Hero Cup)

Won 69 r

i

§ Bombay

Zimbabwe (Hero Cup)

Won 134 r

j

§ Calcutta

Sri Lanka (Hero Cup)

Won 7 w

k

§ Calcutta

India (Hero Cup final)

Lost 102 r

 

 

 

 

l

§  Colombo

Sri Lanka (1st ODI)

No result

m

Galle

Board President's XI

Drawn

n

MORATUWA

SRI LANKA  Test Match

DRAWN

o

§  Colombo

Sri Lanka (2nd ODI)

Lost 3 w

p

§  Colombo

Sri Lanka (3rd ODI)

Won 6 w

 

 

 

† not first-class

§  one-day international

 

 

 

Time spent in Sri Lanka before First Test: 

9 days

(29 November - 8 December)

 

 

 

 

 

Test appearances on tour

 

 

1  -  Ambrose,  Arthurton,  W K M Benjamin,  Harper,  Haynes,  Hooper,  Lara,  Murray,  Richardson,  Simmons,  Walsh.

0  -  Adams,  K C G Benjamin,  Cummins,  Holder.

 

 

 

 

 

Match appearances

 

 

 

T  Test match

o  one-day international 

x other match 

⊕ T/20 international

 

 W won  L lost  D drawn  

N no result   A abandoned  

u unknown result

 

 

Simmons played in every match

 

 

a

b

c

d

e

 

f

g

h

i

j

k

 

l

m

n

o

p

J C Adams

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

o

o

 

o

o

 

o

x

 

o

o

C  Ambrose

o

o

 

 

o

 

 

o

o

 

o

o

 

o

 

T

o

o

K Arthurton

o

o

o

 

o

 

o

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

x

T

o

o

K Benjamin

o

o

o

o

o

 

 

o

 

o

 

o

 

o

x

 

 

 

W Benjamin

 

o

 

o

 

 

o

o

o

o

o

o

 

 

x

T

o

o

A C Cummins

o

o

o

 

o

 

o

o

 

o

o

o

 

 

x

 

o

o

R A Harper

 

 

o

o

 

 

o

 

o

o

 

 

 

o

x

T

 

 

D L Haynes

 

 

o

o

o

 

o

o

 

o

o

 

 

 

x

T

o

o

R C Holder

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

o

o

 

o

 

 

x

 

 

 

C L Hooper

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

o

o

 

o

o

 

o

x

T

o

o

B C Lara

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

 

T

o

o

J R Murray

o

o

 

o

 

 

o

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

x

T

 

 

R Richardson

o

o

o

 

o

 

 

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

 

T

o

o

P V Simmons

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

o

o

o

o

o

 

o

x

T

o

o

C A Walsh

o

 

o

o

o

 

o

 

o

 

o

 

 

o

 

T

o

o

  RESULTS

W

W

L

W

W

 

W

L

W

W

W

L

 

N

D

D

L

W

 

 

 

 

Highlights

 

    Brian Lara scored a brilliant 153 in the Champions Trophy final in Sharjah.

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Summary

               

 

 P

W

L

D/ NR

Aban

Test Matches

  1

0

0

1

-

Other first-class matches

  1

0

0

1

-

ϯ Minor matches

  0

-

-

-

-

§ One-day internationals in Sri Lanka

  3

1

1

1

-

§ Champions Trophy & Hero Cup

11

8

3

0

-

All Matches

16

9

4

3

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to West Indies

Colombo Q  London  Q   regional airports

 

 

20 December 1993.  The players flew back into their West Indian destinations on Tuesday 21 December, although some players like Adams remained in London.

 

Time away from West Indies    58 days  

(24 October to 21 December)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finances

 

 

 

 

 

Published accounts of the tour

 

"West Indies Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka",  official souvenir, Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka December 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

Postscript

 

 

 

 




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