INDIA VS WEST INDIES

  • India tour fiasco: WICB, players blamed for pull-out 6 days ago

    Port of Spain: The West Indies Cricket Board, players and its union have been blamed for the India series fiasco when the team dramatically pulled out midway into the tour over a payment dispute with the board and WIPA, according to a task force set up by WICB. The task force...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe November 21, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup October 28, 2014

    Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month. West Indies, who won the first two World Cup tournaments in 1975 and 1979 and reached...
  • N Srinivasan refuses to comment on West Indies team's pullout October 26, 2014

    Kolkata: ICC Chairman N Srinivasan on Sunday refused to comment on the West Indies team's sudden pullout of the India series. "I have left the BCCI. I cannot comment on this," he said when his reaction was sought on West Indies' pullout of their India tour midway early this month. The BCCI...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' October 25, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said that...
  • Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Daren Ganga October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be fully explained. The one-day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies Cricket Board October 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team's withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners. West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels October 24, 2014

    Kingston: 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. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence October 24, 2014

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • West Indies Cricket Board forms task force to probe India tour pull-out October 22, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to establish a task force to probe the circumstances leading to the dramatic pull out by its cricketers from an ongoing tour of India. WICB, at an emergency meeting of directors on Tuesday, decided to form the task force which will be...
  • ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute October 22, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was closely following the case and would discuss the dispute next month but did not...
  • West Indies seek talks with BCCI after legal threat October 22, 2014

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour. Hours after India's powerful board (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against the WICB and were suspending...