West Indies cricket: The end is nigh

Sat, Oct 25, '14

 

Media Watch

"It has been just over a week since last week's dramatic and abrupt end of the West Indies tour to India. In the mean time, thousands of articles have probably appeared on the web talking about the decline in everything related to West Indies cricket. Here is one more on the same.

In my opinion, the time has come for the West Indies as a cricketing team to close down", writes Nishant Kumar in Sportskeeda

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Bravo shocked by Samuels’ statements

Sat, Oct 25, '14

 

West Indies Players Association

West Indies One Day International (ODI) captain Dwayne Bravo yesterday discounted remarks by teammate Marlon Samuels that he wanted no part of the one-day team’s plan to pull out of the tour of India. Yesterday in a letter sent by the T&T allrounder to the media, he expressed his astonishment with remarks made by the Jamaican stroke-maker saying: “I note the comments attributed to Mr Marlon Samuels from media reports and wish to state that Mr Samuels was invited to and did attend the majority of meetings with the players on tour. “We extended an invitation to Mr Marlon Samuels with the full knowledge that he is not a member of WIPA (West Indies Players Association) but was an interested party. “Mr Samuels contributed vigorously to the discussions held and indicated clearly, at that time, that he would stand with any decision taken by the team. I am therefore shocked to see the statements, if true, that have been attributed to Mr Samuels.”

read more at Trinidad Guardian

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An act of final betrayal' - Patterson says players' walkout a collapse of governance

Sat, Oct 25, '14

 

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Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson has described West Indies' walkout of the India tour as "humiliation" and says it has exposed "a total collapse of a governance system" in the administration of the game by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Patterson was reacting to the decision of the Windies one-day team to abort their tour of India over a contract and pay dispute with the West Indies Players' Association.

However, Patterson said much of the blame resided with the WICB as it had failed to engage the reform needed to streamline its governance of the game.

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WICB announces West Indies A 50 Over Squad to face Sri Lanka A

Fri, Oct 24, '14

 

WICB

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the West Indies A 50 Overs Squad for the series against Sri Lanka A.

The 14 man squad is as follows:

Carlos Brathwaite – Captain, Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, Jermaine Blackwood

Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Andre Fletcher

Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Chadwick Walton

 

West Indies A and Sri Lanka A will play three matches on November 1, 3 and 5 in Dambulla, Kurunegala and Colombo respectively.

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Players must give reasons for pullout, says Ganga

Fri, Oct 24, '14

 

West Indies Players Association

Former West Indies cricketer Daren Ganga called the West Indies’ pullout of the India series “very unfortunate” and called for a full investigation into the issues that brought about the abandonment of the tour.

Contacted yesterday by the Daily Express, Ganga said as a former West Indies opening batsman and West Indies Players Association executive member, any circumstance which involved players prematurely leaving a tour because of strike action is a huge deal.

“I am not in a position to apportion blame or point fingers at any side, but I think I would like to understand the rationale behind such a decision (the decision by the players to withdraw mid-tour),” Ganga said.

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