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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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Dark day for Windies cricket

Sat, Oct 18, '14



New Delhi: A bunch of Caribbean islands, each with their own governments, coming together for cricket is one of the greatest examples of a sports co-operative. The hordes of problems in recent decades aside, the many differences were generally papered over and the facade of a unified front maintained in West Indies cricket.

But on Friday when the Calypso boys struck the rather unmusical note of abandoning their India tour midway following a pay dispute with their cricket board, Caribbean cricket lay in tatters. The West Indies cricket collective isn't dead yet; but its spirit lies buried. Friday will always be a dark day in its history.

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Sorrowful Windies go under

Sat, Oct 18, '14


Windies v India

Not even a visit by the Dalai Lama could have lifted the gloom that surrounded the West Indies team yesterday in Dharamshala, India, as a pained side, produced a gutless display, to hand India a 59-run victory in the fourth match of the Micromax limited overs series. Prior to the start of the match, the West Indies announced that they were aborting their India tour because of the impasse concerning their payment structure under their new MOU with the West Indies Board (WICB).

While the usually jolly Caribbean men were moping around the field, Virat Kohli slammed a brilliant 127 and Suresh Raina made 71, as India scored 330 for six batting first. The West Indies never looked as they were interested in cricket, until Marlon Samuels (111) and Andre Russell (46) got together. Prior to that Dwayne Smith collected an 11-ball ‘duck’, Keiron Pollard made six off 31 balls and Dwayne Bravo a two-ball ‘duck’. In between all the carnage, opener Darren Bravo scored 40 off 50 balls.

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WICB statement re West Indies tour of India

Fri, Oct 17, '14


Windies v India

St John’s, Antigua – The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board held an emergency meeting by teleconference today to discuss the developments with regard to the West Indies tour of India.

The Board of Directors was briefed of the latest developments and as a result of decisions taken the WICB advises:

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