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The relationship between West Indian players and their board has been rocky since 2005, largely over a new contract with Digicel. The situation has flared up sporadically with isolated strikes and other threats and actions. The latest incident was the decision of the players to abandon, midway, the 2014 tour of India
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Oct 30, 2014

Video 'Clampdown on chucking sign of effective ICC'

News and Analysis: Dan Brettig and Melinda Farrell discuss the issues arising from Cricket Australia's annual general meeting, including the West Indies crisis and eradicating illegal bowling actions

Oct 30, 2014

West Indies won't be 'lost' - Edwards

News: Wally Edwards, the chair of the ICC's executive committee, is leaning heavily on what he believes to be a new spirit of good faith at the board table to resolve the current West Indies debacle

Daniel Brettig

Oct 30, 2014

WICB urged to seek CARICOM mediation in player standoff

News: As has become routine through its several crises over the past decade, the WICB has again been urged to seek the help of the inter-governmental Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in resolving potentially it's most destructive dilemma yet

Tony Cozier

Oct 30, 2014

WICB lobbies regional players

News: In an attempt to gain the initiative in the standoff with its international players, WICB president Dave Cameron has sent a letter of reassurance to regional players, days before the domestic season starts

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 29, 2014

Video 'Players must accept responsibility' - Lara

News and Analysis: Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara says the current players have to take some responsibility for the contractual dispute which led to the end of their tour of India.

Oct 29, 2014

The age of player power

Rob Steen: Players, emboldened by free agency, agents and endorsements, are now asserting their rights as never before - and management doesn't like it

Rob Steen

Oct 28, 2014

Video 'ICC needs to show leadership to solve WI issue' - Taylor

News and Analysis: Mark Taylor says Test cricket cannot afford to have West Indies and India not playing against each other

Oct 28, 2014

'India could have taken West Indies to the cleaners'

News: Former West Indies seamer Ian Bishop has labelled the current crisis surrounding the WICB, WIPA and the players as "disappointing" and one which occurred at "the wrong place and the wrong time".

Renaldo Matadeen

Oct 27, 2014

FICA hopes to engage with West Indies players

News: The arrival of five West Indies cricketers to play in South Africa's domestic T20 competition could provide the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations an opportunity to engage them about the ongoing dispute with their board

Firdose Moonda

Oct 27, 2014

Bravo needs to explain what is happening - Samuels

Features: Marlon Samuels talks about his disagreement with Dwayne Bravo over West Indies' pullout from their India tour and holds WIPA president Wavell Hinds responsible for the payment dispute with the board

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 27, 2014

Samuels disputes Bravo version of events

News: Marlon Samuels has strongly disagreed with the statement from West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, who said that the Jamaican had given consent to standing by "any decision taken by the team" including abandoning the tour of India

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 26, 2014

Reticent WICB not helping matters

Tony Cozier: The president Dave Cameron has not answered several uncomfortable questions regarding the WICB's role in the crisis. For starters, why didn't he fly to India?

Tony Cozier

Oct 25, 2014

Has international cricket begun to break up?

Simon Barnes: The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Simon Barnes

Oct 25, 2014

Samuels wanted to finish India tour, Bravo 'shocked'

News: Adding a new twist to West Indies' pullout from their India tour, Dwayne Bravo, their ODI captain, has said he is "shocked" at statements by team-mate Marlon Samuels, who indicated earlier this week that he had not wanted to quit during the series

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 23, 2014

No time for India and West Indies to squabble

Mark Nicholas: Why the BCCI should use a carrot, not a stick, in its approach to the WICB

Mark Nicholas

Oct 22, 2014

Video Is the West Indies World Cup under threat?

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo senior correspondent George Dobell on the scenarios the West Indies could face if the ICC gets involved in the dispute between the BCCI and WICB

Oct 22, 2014

An infiltrator in the West Indies proletariat

Page 2: The on-strike players find the enemy is within

Andrew Hughes

Oct 22, 2014

WICB must tread on eggshells with care

Features: The WICB statement should cool down emotions and allow all parties involved to take the next step forward

Garth Wattley

Oct 22, 2014

WICB in danger of being suspended from ICC

News: The ICC board will meet on November 10 with the implications of West Indies' abandonment of their tour of India certain to dominate discussions

George Dobell

Oct 21, 2014

Video 'BCCI seeking deterrent, not damages' - Sekhri

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's Gaurav Kalra discusses the standoff between BCCI and WICB with Sports Attorney Desh Gaurav Sekhri

Oct 21, 2014

No IPL ban for West Indies players

News: The IPL chairman has said that West Indies' players won't face any ban from the tournament after they pulled out midway through their tour of India

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 21, 2014

WICB seeks meeting with BCCI

News: Following the end of a marathon emergency board meeting, the West Indies Cricket Board expressed "sorrow" for the events that lead to West Indies aborting their tour of India last week

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 20, 2014

BCCI unlikely to claim damages from WICB

News: The BCCI is unlikely to claim damages from the WICB right away, for West Indies having pulled out of the tour to India mid-way, but it could hit them with a series embargo

Amol Karhadkar

Oct 20, 2014

WICB to decide on players' fate on Tuesday

News: Engage with the BCCI to rebuild their relationship and hand out stiff action, including possible bans, to the players are courses of action the WICB will deliberate on at its meeting on Tuesday

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 20, 2014

BCCI suspends all bilateral tours to West Indies

News: The BCCI working committee has decided to suspend all bilateral tours to West Indies, in response to the visitors pulling out of their India tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 18, 2014

Video 'A lose-lose situation' - Cozier

Interviews: ESPNcricinfo's Peter Della Penna talks with Tony Cozier following West Indies' abandonment of the tour of India following the fourth ODI due to an ongoing pay dispute

Oct 18, 2014

Video 'BCCI should cut ties with West Indies' - Thakur

News and Analysis: BCCI vice president Anurag Thakur had some harsh criticism of the West Indies team following the recent pull-out of their tour to India

Oct 5, 2010

Audio Can India save Test cricket?

Switch Hit: Why India's thrilling win in front of a bumper final-day crowd could turn the Twenty20 tide. Plus, England resolve their contract distraction

Sep 30, 2010

Audio India v Australia: still cricket's final frontier?

Switch Hit: Is a two-Test series enough for such a prestigious match-up? The panel look ahead to the Border-Gavaskar trophy with exclusive comment from Shane Warne.

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