WICB proposes 'cricketing solutions' - Cameron says agreement bars judgement from Indian courts
Thu, Jan 29, '15
The embattled West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has insisted on a "cricketing solution" to the current impasse with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and has called for a meeting between the two boards within the next two months, as it battles to stave off the US$42 million payout demanded by the BCCI.
The correspondence came on the deadline set down by the BCCI for the WICB to respond to its multimillion-dollar claim arising from the controversial abandoned tour of India last October.
"Our position in law remains as set out in our letter dated November 7, 2014. Without admitting any liability to the BCCI, we reiterate our willingness to participate in bilateral or multilateral discussions, or in mediation or such other suitable form of alternative dispute resolution as may be appropriate, as the alternatives would be of no benefit to either board or the larger cricketing community," Cameron wrote to BCCI honorary secretary, Sanjay Patel.
“We have had a wonderful relationship with the government since we first started planning for CPL games in 2014 and we are now able to bring a team to St Kitts and Nevis,” said CPL’s chief executive officer Pete Russell.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the country as fans get the opportunity to support their own team—we all look forward to the unrivalled passion that will again be evident at the Warner Park Stadium.”
St Kitts did not feature in the inaugural tournament in 2013 but was surprisingly handed several games last year, including the semi-finals and the final.
A performance of all-round quality to match their huge win at the Wanderers ensured South Africa ended their season on a high with a 131-run win in Centurion in their final international before the World Cup. Rilee Rossouw's 83-ball hundred provided him the highest peak of an undulating start at ODI level and he joined forces with the peerless Hashim Amla, who played with rare abandon during his occasionally brutal 133, as the pair added a record 247 for the third wicket.
South Africa piled up a gargantuan 361 for 5 and the carnage in the second half of the innings brought back memories of the Wanderers as West Indies' bowlers were flayed, powerless to stop the onslaught. At the 20-over mark the score was 105 for 2, a modest run-rate of just over five-an-over, but the last 22 overs of the innings brought 256. The innings concluded in a fitting manner as JP Duminy smote a straight six, the 17th of the innings. A full innings, and 439 would have been threatened.
WICB announces Yepme as West Indies team sponsor for CWC 2015
Tue, Jan 27, '15
St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that Yepme will be the West Indies team sponsor for the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
“We welcome Yepme to the West Indies cricket family of sponsors and partners for the world’s premier cricket event – the ICC Cricket World Cup,” WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates said.
“We look forward to a mutually beneficial association as the West Indies team remains one of the most attractive cricket teams in the world and will be one of the favourite teams in the World Cup,” Yeates added.
"We are glad to bring together two great teams, Yepme and the West Indies cricket team. The ICC World Cup 2015 is going to be one of the biggest sports events this year. West Indies, as always will be a strong contender for the World Cup and the event gives Yepme a global platform to showcase their brand,” said Vishal Jaison, co-founder and director of Baseline Ventures Pte Ltd, which represents Yepme.
"We are very excited about this sponsorship with West Indies team in the ICC World Cup. Being the third largest sports tournament in the world which will be seen in more than 182 countries, it’s a huge opportunity for Yepme to strengthen its vision as a global brand,” said Mr. Sandeep Sharma, founder and Chief Operations Officer of Yepme.
“We are definitely looking at this association as a good platform to gain popularity and increase awareness. With a viewership of over one billion in the last tournament, we are expected to get guaranteed exposure making it a very profitable investment," Mr. Sharma added.
Yepme is a Gurgaon, Haryana headquartered online shopping company which specializes in online retailing of men and women’s garments and accessories.
The Cricket World Cup commences on February 14th with West Indies playing their opening match on February 16th against Ireland.
WICB seeks ICC assistance in resolving India situation
Tue, Jan 27, '15
St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today communicated its intent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to find a workable solution for the premature end of the West Indies tour of India in October 2014.
WICB President Dave Cameron met with some of the directors of ICC and sought their assistance in resolving the issue. Their support is much appreciated and welcomed by the WICB.
The WICB is hopeful of finding a workable solution and to this end will send a delegation to meet with the BCCI in the coming weeks.