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As cricketers became more aware of their rights and the money they earned their boards, every team gradually moved to the contracts system, which would assure a player a certain amount of income for a year irrespective of an injury or an unforeseen drop in form. There has been a fair amount of controversy over the implementation of contract systems over the years: the ugliest it got was when several West Indies stars refused to play for their team because of a dispute over contracts. India, Zimbabwe and Kenya have had their share of contracts-related problems too.
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Jul 28, 2009

WICB-WIPA dispute may be resolved in August

News: Shridath Ramphal, who has been charged with the responsibility of mediating the impasse, said it was critically important that an urgent solution was found

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 21, 2009

Injured Edwards named in squad

News: West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards has been included in a provisional squad for the Champions Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 21, 2009

Guyana president to intervene in row

News: Guyana president Bharat Jagdeo will meet separately with officials from the WICB and WIPA in an attempt to resolve the vexed row over player contracts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 16, 2009

Hurtling down an old precipice

Martin Williamson: Seven times in the past the WICB has come off second best in arbitration with its players, and this time seems no different. Little will change unless the entire structure of the board is overhauled

Martin Williamson

Jul 15, 2009

Nothing short of a disgrace

Fazeer Mohammed: What solution do we have for the chronic blindness on both sides to the reality of the increasing irrelevance of West Indies cricket?

Fazeer Mohammed

Jul 14, 2009

'If we can't have an agreement, stop the cricket'

Interviews: Jimmy Adams believes there can be no climbdown with regard to the current impasse over contracts

Martin Williamson

Jul 13, 2009

Adams calls for stronger leadership in West Indies board

News: Jimmy Adams has said the ongoing dispute between the West Indies board and the local players association can only be solved by strong leaders in the board

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 12, 2009

Available players to be picked for Champions Trophy - WICB

News: The West Indies board has said the Champions Trophy the squad will be picked among those currently playing Bangladesh and others available

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 12, 2009

West Indies board president promises resolution

News: Julian Hunte has vowed to resolve the problems between the WICB and the players' association during his term in office

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 9, 2009

WIPA claims 'no response' from board

News: The West Indies Players' Association has blamed the board for not responding to its submission of "marked up" retainer contracts last month

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 9, 2009

Five years and counting

Analysis: Cricinfo takes a look at the history of contract rows

Nishi Narayanan

Jul 9, 2009

The origins of the issue

Analysis: Cricinfo looks into the crisis among the West Indies players which have led to a second-string team taking on Bangladesh in the first Test at St Vincent

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 9, 2009

West Indies players' body refuses to call off strike

News: Negotiations to end the current impasse surrounding player contracts have failed after a refusal by WIPA to end the boycott of the Bangladesh Test series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 8, 2009

West Indies name replacement squad

News: West Indies board named a second-string squad for the first Test against Bangladesh after the West Indies Players Association announced a boycott by the original squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 13, 2009

Blame greedy boards, says WIPA chief

News: National cricketing bodies, not players, will be to blame if cricketers follow Chris Gayle's intended path and choose Twenty20 cricket over Tests, according to West Indies Players Association boss Dinanath Ramnarine

Alex Brown

Apr 16, 2009

West Indies players set for big pay hike

News: In a significant change from the recent disputes over payments, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a pay hike of significant proportions to the national players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 2, 2009

Warring sides set to meet again

News: The ongoing dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could be settled on Thursday as the two sides again sit down

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 2, 2009

Power struggle comes to a head

Tony Cozier: Reading between the unambiguous lines of their latest statements and media releases, it is obvious that the each side has run out of patience

Tony Cozier

Apr 2, 2009

Richards concerned about Windies' focus

News: Sir Vivian Richards fears that the unresolved dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could work in England's favour as they seek an improbable victory in the ODI series that culminates in St Lucia on Friday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mar 30, 2009

West Indies strike concerns ease

News: Concerns of a West Indies player strike have eased, with local officials confident the fifth one-day international in St Lucia will proceed on Thursday. Bryan Calixte, president of the St Lucia National Cricket Association, believes there is a "90 %" chan

Alex Brown
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