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  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad 3 days ago

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara 4 days ago

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe 4 days ago

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts 6 days ago

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's gut-wrenching farewell speech November 16, 2014

    Vacations, family time, social work, buying football and tennis teams and writing autobiography kept India's most celebrated cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, in the news since he hung his bat exactly a year ago on November 16. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw curtains coming down on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar - a year since the legend retired November 16, 2014

    This day a year ago, a batting legend - with records inscribed in almost every history book of the gentlemen's game - hung up his cricket gear after giving close to 25 years of his life to cricket and serving his country like very few sportspersons have done. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar,...
  • WICB task force armed with mandate, given month to report November 15, 2014

    St. John's: The task force set up to investigate the abandoned tour of India has been given a detailed mandate by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and asked to report its findings by Dec 13. This comes as the Windies board attempts to accelerate the search for a solution to...
  • Desmond Haynes wants end to WICB, players spat November 15, 2014

    Bridgetown: Legendary former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes wants an end to the bickering between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players. The 58-year-old Haynes, whose illustrious career marked the high point of West Indies cricket during the late 1970s and 1980s, said the stakeholders needed to stop the...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • We have received an apology letter from WICB, says Sanjay Patel November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Monday said that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent "an apology letter" for the sudden cancellation of India tour by their players after an internal payment dispute. "We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago. It said that they...
  • ICC terms West Indies pullout from India tour 'unacceptable' November 9, 2014

    Dubai: Terming the controversial pullout by West Indies midway their India tour as "unacceptable", the ICC today warned players against taking contractual matters into their own hands and hinted that they could be penalised by disallowing them to play in domestic tournaments like IPL if they repeat such acts in...
  • ICC to cancel players' T20 deals if they abandon international tours November 9, 2014

    Dubai: The representatives of ICC Board on Sunday expressed their deep disappointment at West Indies team's decision of abandoning their India tour mid-way, stating that a repeat of this kind from any team or players may lead to cancellation of their T20 contracts with their franchises. Top West Indies players like...
  • West Indies Cricket Board dismisses reports that Richie Richardson was fired November 8, 2014

    St. John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) denied media reports that Richie Richardson was fired as manager of the West Indies team. A report appearing in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper said Richardson, a former Windies captain, was axed as manager and replaced by his former team-mate and former manager...
  • Axing as West Indies captain breached my rights: Denesh Ramdin November 8, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has again accused the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board of axing him as captain because of his role in the abandoned tour of India, and says this is a breach of his rights. Though the TTCB rejected the player's initial allegations in a...
  • West Indies pullout of India tour to be probed by panel November 8, 2014

    St. John's (Antigua): A prominent attorney, a leading businessman and a former cricketer have been appointed on a Task Force setup to probe the circumstances that led to the dramatic pullout by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India. Michael Gordon QC will head the Task Force that...
  • West Indies team's pull-out not good for cricket: Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar termed it "not good for cricket" the West Indies team's pull-out midway into its India tour last month owing to a pay dispute with its cricket board and players' association. "It's definitely not good for cricket but if I speak further on this topic it would be unwise,"...
  • CARICOM diplomacy needed to end India tour saga: former WI selector November 6, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies player, chief selector and manager, Mike Findlay, believes CARICOM's help is needed if the West Indies Cricket Board is to avoid the hefty multi-million dollar pay-out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has demanded as compensation for the recently abandoned tour. Findlay,...
  • BCCI firm on compensation from WICB for pulling out of India tour November 6, 2014

    London: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday it is determined to follow through with its move to seek compensation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the aborted one-day international (ODI) and three-match Test series last month. The BCCI has demanded $41.97 million for...
  • ICC meeting to discuss West Indies pullout from India November 5, 2014

    Furore created by the West Indies mid-series pull out from the tour of India and suspected illegal bowling actions will be some of the key issues the ICC Board will discuss when it gather in Dubai on November 9 and 10 for the last round of meetings of the year. In...
  • Brian Lara backs West Indies to survive India crisis November 4, 2014

    London: Brian Lara believes West Indies cricket will overcome the threat of complete financial collapse caused by the team's controversial withdrawal from the tour of India. The already cash-strapped West Indies Cricket Board was left facing a $42 million (£26.2 million, 33.5 million euros) claim by their Indian counterparts for lost...
  • West Indies players sort out pay dispute with WICB: reports November 3, 2014

    Bridgetown: There has been no formal word on the outcome of the recently held meeting aimed at solving the bitter West Indies cricketers contracts dispute, even as a local newspaper said that the feuding factions in the impasse had reached a resolution. Outlining the agreements reached during the five-hour meeting held...
  • Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead November 3, 2014

    Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is hopeful that a tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute. The West Indies cut short a tour to India last month, refusing to play the last of five one-day internationals, a Twenty20 match and three Tests over a...
  • West Indies cricket chiefs request help over Indian demands November 3, 2014

    West Indies Cricket Board officials are turning to Caribbean political leaders for support and guidance in the aftermath of a US$42 million claim by Indian authorities following last month's abandonment of the tour to India by the West Indies team. On the same day, Friday, that the WICB received formal notification...
  • Darren Sammy ducks issue of abandoned India tour November 2, 2014

    West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy evaded the contentious issue of the abandoned tour of India, after arriving in South Africa to represent Titans in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League. The all-rounder was a member of the one-day squad which quit the tour in protest over unsatisfactory terms and conditions of...
  • BCCI demands $42 million settlement from WICB November 1, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to cough up nearly $42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), stemming from the abandoned tour of India last month. Indian authorities Friday told the WICB that its losses as...
  • Andy Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI October 31, 2014

    Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a...
  • Trinidad meeting hopes to end West Indies cricket impasse October 31, 2014

    Kingston: The feuding parties in the ongoing West Indies cricket dispute will meet in in Trinidad on Friday, in another effort to resolve the bitter impasse. The West Indies players walked off the recent one-day international tour of India in protest over the terms and conditions of their new contracts, sparking...
  • Trinidad cricket board condemns Windies players pull out October 29, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has condemned the recent decision by the West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India. The condemnation came in the form of a motion moved during the 58th annual general meeting of the TTCB in Couva over the weekend, reports CMC. The...
  • West Indies cricketers' meeting with board, players association termed 'fruitful' October 28, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: The West Indies cricketers' meeting to resolve the contracts and pay dispute issue with their players union (WIPA) and the national cricket board (WICB) has turned out to be "cordial, positive and fruitful". The West Indies Cricket Board, the West Indies Players Association met the representatives of the West...
  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour October 28, 2014

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...