WICB pledges support to storm-ravaged Dominica

Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 29 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said it is “very saddened” to hear of the loss of life and damage to property in Dominica due to tropical storm Erika.

The island was battered on Thursday with heavy rains, causing streets to flood and rivers to overflow, reports CMC.

Reports say as many as 20 people may have been killed.

“It was with great distress and sadness that we received the news about Tropical Storm Erika which has caused loss of lives, injuries and damage in Dominica,” said WICB president Dave Cameron on Friday.

“On behalf of the directors, management and staff of the WICB, I would like to convey our heartfelt solidarity with the people of Dominica who have suffered great loss from this natural disaster.”

Dominica is the home of WICB vice president Emmanuel Nanthan and base for the newly-formed Windward Islands Volcanoes franchise which takes part in the WICB Professional Cricket League.

“Our prayers are with Vice President Nanthan and all Dominicans,” said Cameron.

“While the country and people are undergoing this serious crisis, we want to assure them that the WICB fully understands the seriousness of their loss and is committed to contribute in any possible way to help them overcome the impact of this natural disaster and in alleviating the stress of the affected victims.”

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