Brathwaite stars but Windies A collapse

Mon, Oct 20, '14


Windies 'A'

MATARA, Sri Lanka, CMC – Part-time off-spinner Jermaine Blackwood snapped up two late wickets to peg back Sri Lanka A, and set up a tense finish to the second four-day “Test” on Tuesday’s final day.

With Sri Lanka building a lead at 63 for two, Blackwood struck twice in the space of four deliveries in what proved to be the day’s final over, to limit the hosts to 63 for four at the close of the third day of the contest at the Uyanwatte Stadium here Monday.

Day 1 Was Abandoned Due To Rain.

Day 1 Was Abandoned Due To Rain.

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Windies have mocked Indian fans, says former Test skippper

Mon, Oct 20, '14


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 MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Former Test captain Dilip Vengsarkar believes the decision by West Indies players to abandon their one-day tour of India was an insult to Indian fans, and says the team should be made to answer for their actions.

The outstanding former India batsman was one of several in the local fraternity here voicing their disapproval over the stance taken by the West Indies one-day team.

"Their cricket, administration and performance on the field, is at its lowest ebb. It can't get worse really," said the 58-year-old, who played 116 Tests.

"I would say it is extremely poor to put it mildly and very detrimental to the image of the game. This West Indies team has brought disrepute to the game, mocked at the Indians fans. They should be taken to task for this unpardonable behaviour.

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Same old; More things change, more they remain the same

Mon, Oct 20, '14



This is neither the beginning nor the end of anything. By abandoning the tour of India after the fourth One Day International on Friday, Dwayne Bravo and his team are merely participating in the continuation of a process. It is a process defined by dysfunction and mistrust between two of the three key parties in West Indies cricket that the third party—West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket—has endured for almost 40 years, at least.
During the political standoff between the Democrats and Republicans that essentially shut down the US government three years ago over the matter of dealing with that country’s gargantuan national debt (it was then over US$15 trillion), the succession of last-minute deals that kept the nation open for business was described by political observers as “kicking the can down the road.” In other words, they were short-term measures that didn’t really deal with the key issues in any meaningful way.

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A collection of options regarding the West Indian pull out of the Indian series.

Sun, Oct 19, '14


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A rock, a hard place and the WICB

by Tony Cozier

Through the clouds of confusion that enveloped the West Indies players' final decision to abandon their tour of India after the fourth ODI on Friday, a few relevant points are apparent.

First and foremost, as the WICB, the leadership of the WIPA and Dwayne Bravo and his aggrieved team in India carried on their angry, long-range war in cyberspace over the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding/Collective Bargaining Agreement (MoU/CBA), all three clearly failed to appreciate the damaging consequences such a drastic decision was bound to have on them all. 

West Indies’ Test future in doubt as crisis hits international cricket

International cricket has been plunged into crisis by a row over pay between the West Indies players and their board that has led to the abrupt termination of their tour of India. There are now doubts over the West Indies team’s next series in South Africa, their participation in the World Cup early next year, and even their future in Test cricket – which would have a direct impact on England, who are due to play a three‑match series in the Caribbean next spring.



BCCI's damages bill to West Indies may touch $65m

The BCCI is likely to claim damages of at least Rs 400 crore (US$65 million approx) from the WICB for West Indies having pulled out of the tour to India. The BCCI's working committee will decide whether to go ahead with the claim at a meeting on October 21 in Hyderabad.

West Indies had agreed to play five ODIs, a Twenty20 and three Tests in India, but pulled out after the fourth ODI, in Dharamsala, due to the players being displeased over a revision to their payment structure. This meant that the BCCI lost out on revenue for 17 match-days. Though Sri Lanka agreed to fill in for West Indies and play five ODIs in India in November, the BCCI will still lose income for 12 match-days for the 2014-15 season. The BCCI is likely to claim those damages from the WICB.



BCCI considering cutting ties with WICB

The impasse between the West Indies players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) not only resulted in a curtailed tour of India, but has meant the Caribbean cricketers and administrators are likely to face the ire of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who will have to suffer the losses from a shortened tour.

“We have suffered huge losses due to the decision of the West Indies to pull out of the tour,” Sanjay Patel, the BCCI secretary, was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India on Saturday (October 18). “We are going to claim all the damages and pursue the matter with ICC. We have convened an emergent working committee meeting to discuss the issue as well as the visit, at short notice, by Sri Lanka.”



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Kalladeen elected president of EBDCA

Sat, Oct 18, '14



ANAND Kalladeen, former treasurer of the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA), was recently elected to serve as that entity’s new president for the forthcoming year 2014/15 when that entity held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 30, at the Providence Community Centre. 

Kalladeen replaces the long-serving Rohan Sarjoo who has served out his five consecutive years at the helm, the Guyana Chronicle is reportting

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