The West Indies cricket side is a geographically based confederation which includes the member countries: Jamaica; Barbados; Guyana; Trinidad and Tobago; Antigua and Barbuda; St. Kitt's-Nevis; Dominica; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Anguilla; Montserrat; and Grenada. Each country by itself has too small a population to field a competitive team.
The West Indies team appeared in all World Cuop tournaments from the first in 1975 until 2019. The West Indies team won the first two tournaments, in 1975 and 1979. For the 2023 tournament, the West Indies failed to qualify for the Cricket World Cup for the first time.
- The West Indies' first World Cup match was played on June 7, 1975 against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, Manchester. In that match West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 9 Wickets.
- The only man to have played both World Cup Football and World Cup cricket is Viv Richards - representing Antigua at football in the qualifiers in 1974 and West Indies at cricket.
- Anderson Cummins is only the second player to represent two different teams in the World Cup (West Indies 1991-92 and Canada 2007) - the other was Kepler Wessels (representing Australia and South Africa).
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