WICB members must be mature and responsible — Heaven

Tue, Oct 21, '14

 

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Today's board meeting in Barbados to discuss last week's catastrophic abandonment of the West Indies tour of India could easily turn out to be among the most stormy in the 88-year history of the West Indies Cricket Board.

But if president of the Jamaica Cricket Association Billy Heaven has his way, board members will be focusing on finding solutions to the crisis rather than bitter recriminations.

"Our task right now is to find a solution to this very embarrassing, distressing and untenable situation that has developed. At this time we have to put aside the whole notion of casting blame. We have to be mature and act in a very responsible manner," Heaven told the Observer late Sunday.

"All parties involved will have to find ways to move forward. This is about West Indies cricket. Whatever it takes, we have to do, we must do, to save West Indies cricket. Cricket must be the winner at the end," Heaven told the Observer by telephone.

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‘Deep concern’ for Cricket Australia

Tue, Oct 21, '14

 

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Cricket Australia says it is “deeply concerned” over the West Indies players’ decision to abandon the tour of India, especially with the Aussies scheduled to tour the Caribbean next year.
Wally Edwards, Cricket Australia’s chairman, described the situation as “deeply concerning” and it was one that needed to be urgently addressed.
West Indies one-day players quit the five-match tour of India following the fourth One-Day International in Dharamsala last Friday, after failing to reach an agreement with their union over a contracts and pay dispute.
“The situation that has just unfolded, with the West Indian players abandoning the remainder of the Indian tour, is deeply concerning for a game that needs strong cooperation for its survival,” Edwards said.
“We are a long way from what has taken place in India and have sought further details so we can understand more as a priority.”
Upset West Indies players informed team management last Friday they would be abandoning the tour, with the final ODI remaining in Kolkata on Monday and a Twenty20 to be played in Cuttack next Wednesday.

 

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BCCI suspends all bilateral tours to West Indies

Tue, Oct 21, '14

 

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The BCCI working committee has decided to suspend all bilateral tours to West Indies, in response to the visitors pulling out of their India tour. India were expected to play five series against West Indies in the next eight years, including four visits to the Caribbean.

While a BCCI release made no specific mention of any claim for damages, the Indian board will also initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board.

The board statement also did not mention any action against West Indies players who participate in the IPL. The players were unlikely to be suspended from participation in the league, with franchises backing them.

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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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