West Indies news October 30, 2012

Ramnaresh Sarwan quits players' association

ESPNcricinfo staff
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West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has resigned from the board of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA). Dave Kissoon, the attorney who had presided over the recent court cases concerning player contracts and a disputed memorandum of understanding involving WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), also resigned as director.

The Jamaica Gleaner reported, quoting sources, that Sarwan may have resigned as WIPA executive to patch up with the WICB and ultimately make his way back into the national team.

"Both Ramnaresh and Dave have in their own ways contributed to WIPA's progress. 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," WIPA stated in a release.

Sarwan, who last played for West Indies in June 2011, had last month won his case against the WICB over comments made about his fitness and was awarded $161,000 in damages. Sarwan had lodged the appeal, in conjunction with WIPA, in March 2011 for unfairly questioning in public his fitness and attitude. This, he said, effectively cost him not only a central contract for the 2010-11 season but also damaged his "reputation as a professional cricketer" and "sullied his career as an international cricketer."

Earlier this summer Sarwan, who had a successful county season with Leicestershire even as West Indies were being beaten on their England tour, had said how he had been "mentally broken down by certain individuals", while blaming the coaching set-up for his non-selection.

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  • dummy4fb on November 1, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Must Included in ODI and Test Squad

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • dummy4fb on November 1, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    he's still the best wi batsman

  • dummy4fb on November 1, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    No WI team is complete without him. One of the top world class batsman around. A beauty to watch when in stride. People already forgot his last full series against England? He made like thlousands of runs, quite a few centuries and a 291, in tests. The crooks tried to break him down.

  • dummy4fb on October 30, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Best of luck Ronnie hope to see you in the team soon.

  • dummy4fb on October 30, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Sarwan belong in the WI team. It's just a matter of time before he's in the starting 11..Good Luck Sras...

  • dummy4fb on October 30, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Sarwan is a talented player and he and his fans was not upset because he was dropped but the way WICB kicked him into the ground along with Chanderpaul. This dude is one of the best Test and ODI player in the world.

  • rayinto on October 30, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    The fans deserve Sarwan back in the team. He is too great a talent to be laid waste. Some people on this post seem to equate hard work with success. Hard work does not get you anywhere if you dont have potential ( talent). Poor management allows exceptional talent to go waste.Good management nurtures talent to produce excellence.

  • Burbon on October 30, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    @pvwadekar . Talent is not how consistant you are but it's more about natural ability. It's the same as how we talked about how talented Kieron Pollard or Dwyane Bravo is, their numbers aren't that great ,yet they are among the higest paid in world cricket. So besides Sars having a better record than these 2 ,at least he wants to and is passionate about representing us.

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