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Dwayne Bravo reveals BCCI had 'offered to pay' West Indies players threatening pull-out during 2014 tour of India
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Dwayne Bravo reveals BCCI had 'offered to pay' West Indies players threatening pull-out during 2014 tour of India

Former all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says the BCCI "offered to pay" his players who threatened to pull out of the 2014 ODI series in India after a contracts fallout with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Andre Russell interview: All-rounder rubbishes claims he turned his back on West Indies by opting out of World Cup qualifiers
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Andre Russell interview: All-rounder rubbishes claims he turned his back on West Indies by opting out of World Cup qualifiers

Russell told Firstpost: "I've seen the comments bashing me, saying that I am not interested in playing for West Indies and (had) turned my back on the team. I would never do that."

Reality check: Things look bleak for West Indies but do they have any alternatives?
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Reality check: Things look bleak for West Indies but do they have any alternatives?

The West Indies selectors have little choice but to stick with the youngsters, and pick sides with a view to building for the future - while hoping that some breakthrough can be made in the present.

WT20: Darren Sammy is a fine leader and a honourable man but his stance on WICB is not above reproach
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WT20: Darren Sammy is a fine leader and a honourable man but his stance on WICB is not above reproach

How wise it was of Sammy to lay himself bare, only time will tell. I suspect that this on-field high point for West Indies cricket will be followed by some off-the-field lows.

Why did Sammy lay into West Indies board soon after winning ICC World T20 title: All you need to know
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Why did Sammy lay into West Indies board soon after winning ICC World T20 title: All you need to know

It is obvious that West Indies cricket is still not out of turmoil. The triple success, including World T20 triumph is a tremendous fillip to the game in the Caribbean. But will the present vicious environment allow WICB to capitalise on it?

Contract impasse: West Indies likely to send second-string side for World T20
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Contract impasse: West Indies likely to send second-string side for World T20

West Indies is likely to send a second-string side to the World T20 as the top players failed to reach an agreement in their contract impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Caribbean series back on: India agree to tour West Indies in 2016
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Caribbean series back on: India agree to tour West Indies in 2016

West Indies cricket chiefs said Wednesday that they are edging closer to an agreement which would see them belatedly complete their 2014 tour of India which was controversially abandoned.

One of the greats: A statistical look at Shivnarine Chanderpaul's marathon Test career
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One of the greats: A statistical look at Shivnarine Chanderpaul's marathon Test career

While there is no doubting that Chanderpaul has given yeoman service to West Indies cricket for 21 years, the fact remains that Father Time waits for nobody. In an individual sport, a player of repute can continue to play on for a few more years even when he is past his best, as his entry into tournaments is determined by his world ranking.

Never wanted to abandon India tour, says Marlon Samuels
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Never wanted to abandon India tour, says Marlon Samuels

West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team’s plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players’ meetings during the troubled tour.

West Indies could face financial ruin if BCCI presses for payment
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West Indies could face financial ruin if BCCI presses for payment

The West Indies board blamed the players, saying it had warned the BCCI the tour was “under a cloud of uncertainty from the inception”.

BCCI suspends bilateral tours with West Indies; will take legal action
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BCCI suspends bilateral tours with West Indies; will take legal action

The BCCI's decision to suspend all cricket tours with West Indies and initiate legal action was taken "unanimously" by the Working Committee members.

All will be fine in West Indies cricket when we get proper administration: Holding
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All will be fine in West Indies cricket when we get proper administration: Holding

Holding feared "fierce repercussions" for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for deciding to call off the India tour over pay issues with its players and upsetting the powerful BCCI.

Angry BCCI could scrap 2016 tour of West Indies
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Angry BCCI could scrap 2016 tour of West Indies

The BCCI was considering legal actions against WICB and has called an emergent working committee meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue, Patel said.

BCCI has suffered huge losses because of WI's decision to pull out: Sanjay Patel
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BCCI has suffered huge losses because of WI's decision to pull out: Sanjay Patel

The BCCI has convened an emergent meeting of its all-powerful working committee in Hyderabad on October 21 to discuss the aftermath of the controversial pull-out.

West Indies to pull out of India tour; Sri Lanka to step in and play 5 ODIs
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West Indies to pull out of India tour; Sri Lanka to step in and play 5 ODIs

The West Indies team very nearly didn’t take the field for today’s match and it took a last minute intervention by HPCA president Anurag Thakur to convince them to play.

WIPA is the only body that can negotiate on the players' behalf: WICB
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WIPA is the only body that can negotiate on the players' behalf: WICB

WICB said they will only get involved in the ongoing impasse between the players union and the West Indies squad, currently playing in India, if invited to do so, reports CMC.

West Indies players demand to WIPA disband over payment dispute
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West Indies players demand to WIPA disband over payment dispute

West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo has written to WICB president Dave Cameron, asking for the WIPA to be dissolved as the team felt “hoodwinked” by the manner in which it agreed to the new contracts without consulting the players.