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.
- West Indies are one of seven teams to have appeared at all World Cup Tournaments.
- 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 West Indies team won the first two tournaments, in 1975 and 1979.
- 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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