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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 considerable ill-will and reached a flashpoint in July 2009, when the entire first-choice team pulled out of a home Test series against Bangladesh .
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Jun 9, 2012

ICC and FICA to mediate in West Indies dispute

News: The ICC and FICA will be participating in efforts aimed at ending the stand-off between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players' Association

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mar 31, 2012

The militant man of the people

Features: Board-player relations were at their most acrimonious during Dinanath Ramnarine's time as the WIPA chief, but he was more than just the trouble-maker he was made out to be

Garth Wattley

Mar 20, 2012

Decision on Gayle's future delayed

News: Chris Gayle's expected return to the West Indies team has been delayed after no decision could be arrived at during Monday's high-level meeting

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 4, 2011

Twitter bunfight. Sweet azz

Page 2: Never-before-seen tweets from the West Indies reveal what really goes on when the WIPA and the cricket board sit down to discuss their issues

R Rajkumar

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.

Aug 20, 2010

Benn, Sammy in line for enhanced central contracts

News: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn and allrounder Darren Sammy have been identified by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as possible candidates for enhanced central retainer contracts for the 2010-11 season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 11, 2010

Trinidad and Tobago PM calls for unity in WI cricket

News: Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has called on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) to end their ongoing feud for the betterment of cricket in the region

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 2, 2010

Sagas, strife and silver linings

Features: West Indies started the year on a high, plunged into crisis, and seemed to revive at the tail-end

Vaneisa Baksh

Oct 29, 2009

Gayle to learn captaincy fate next week

News: Selectors set to recommend to the board their choice of leader for the tour of Australia

Alex Brown

Oct 20, 2009

Sarwan eager to get back in national colours

News: The West Indies batsman is keen to get back into the international fold, now that the impassé between the WICB and WIPA seems to be coming to an end

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 13, 2009

West Indies closer to peace deal

News: The West Indies players' strike is almost over after the region's board and players' association reached agreement over their bitter contract dispute

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 6, 2009

A win here would be good for the Caribbean - Ganga

News: gainst the backdrop of the players dispute threatening to tear apart West Indies cricket, Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga said the team has a leading role to play in representing the entire region

Jamie Alter in Bangalore

Oct 5, 2009

Bravo to weigh options before committing to West Indies

News: Dwayne Bravo has assured that all the striking players will make themselves available for selection for the winter tour of Australia, even though the contracts issue remains unresolved

Jamie Alter

Oct 1, 2009

Regional politics to blame for West Indies decline - Murray

News: The decline in West Indies and Trindad & Tobago cricket is because of the insular attitudes of those in the administration, said Deryck Murray, the president of the T&T board

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 23, 2009

Under-strength West Indies worries Ponting

News: The Australian captain has expressed concern at the prospect of playing a weakened West Indies side later this year

Osman Samiuddin in Johannesburg

Sep 23, 2009

Ernest Hilaire wants to break the ice with WIPA

News: The WICB's incoming CEO is determined to usher in a new era of cooperation with an increasingly militant WIPA

Alex Brown

Sep 23, 2009

Gayle captaincy not guaranteed - Hilaire

News: The West Indies Cricket Board's incoming chief executive, has expressed confidence that a full-strength West Indies squad will tour Australia later this year, but raised doubts over whether Chris Gayle will be the man to lead them

Alex Brown

Sep 21, 2009

Change is overdue

Opinion: The hammering the West Indians received in their warm-up game is an indication that the present situation cannot continue

Tony Cozier

Sep 19, 2009

West Indies board accepts CARICOM's plan

News: The protracted contract dispute between the West Indies board and its leading players took a step towards resolution when the board accepted the recommendations of the region's political leaders

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 18, 2009

Jamaica chief calls for engaging with WIPA

News: Paul Campbell has insisted the board must change its course from one of fighting to engaging

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 15, 2009

Door ajar for full-strength Windies squad

News: West Indies could yet field a full-strength squad at the Champions Trophy, with the ICC willing to accept a "revised" line-up in the event the industrial relations dispute between the board and the players is resolved

Alex Brown
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