Leeward Islands’ declaration to lose backfires with bad maths

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Rahkeem Cornwall was the Leeward Islands captain © CWI Media/Philip Spooner

A bizarre declaration to lose a match by Leeward Islands, in an apparent attempt to deny their opposition Barbados the chance to build enough bonus points to overtake them in the WICB Regional Four-Day Tournament, has backfired with Barbados securing second place.

Whatever calculations took place from Leeward Islands, who were captained by Rahkeem Cornwall, did not work as the result was enough to put Barbados into second place by just 0.2 points with Leeward Islands slipping to third.

After Guyana had been confirmed as champions the previous day following Leeward Islands’ collapse for 90 in the first innings against Barbados it became a battle between the two for second place.

Barbados built a first-innings lead of 101 when they declared early on the second day with two wickets still in hand, before Leeward Islands moved to 83 for 2, still 18 behind, when they conceded the match.

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