The brainchild of the late Sir Frank Worrell, The UWI Vice-Chancellor's XI Cricket Match has been a tradition in regional cricket for over 20 years. It celebrates the historic partnership between The UWI and the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICB).
10th Anniversary of CCC
In 2017, the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners marked its 10th year of keen competition. The Marooners comprise the best of the best from all campuses, competing among top regional and international teams. This participation receives the enthusiastic support of the coaches, staff, faculty and students, and the team's collective hunger to gain the competitive edge is proof that students of The UWI never need to choose between academics and athletics. It represents part of a multi-pronged approach to regaining the West Indies' place among the cricket elite.
The CCC team seeks the best athletes from regional tertiary institutions, and offers them the best training available, thus developing players who can proudly take their place on any top-tier regional team. Now, ten years later, the programme intends to take cricket to another level, with the establishment of the SAGICOR UWI Sports Science Labs for Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology.
The programme has also embraced mental skills training, having engaged the services of David Scott, Sports Psychologist, from The University of New Brunswick in Canada.
The UWI is dedicated to creating a new cadre of cricketers within the Worrell tradition, who will restore the pride and performance of West Indies cricket.