Kingston: Out of favour West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan and attorney Dave Kissoon have resigned from the board of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA). Sarwan's decision to quit the WIPA board appears to coincide with his effort to return to the senior team while Kissoon seems to be at loggerheads with the WIPA over fees. A WIPA statement has said that the positions made vacant by both men will be filled at the next annual general meeting in January, CMC reports.
"Both Ramnaresh and Dave have in their own ways contributed to WIPA's progress," said a statement from WIPA's chief executive officer Michael Hall. "We certainly wish Ramnaresh all the very best in his future cricket career as we are certain that he still has a great deal to contribute to West Indies cricket." Sarwan's resignation from the WIPA executive may be part of his strategy to play for the West Indies cricket team again, the Jamaica Gleaner reported citing sources.
He last played test for the West Indies in the summer of 2011 against India but has since then declared that he would never represent the regional side again. However,the 32-year-old right handed batsman recently had a change of heart and has been lobbying WICB president Julian Hunte and chairman of selectors Clyde Butts to regain his place. Kissoon, who became a director of WIPA in 2010, has also withdrawn his services from the players' association.