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
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."
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
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
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
The West Indies board blamed the players, saying it had warned the BCCI the tour was “under a cloud of uncertainty from the inception”.
The BCCI's decision to suspend all cricket tours with West Indies and initiate legal action was taken "unanimously" by the Working Committee members.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.