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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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Dec 15, 2014

'WICB must build pillars of trust'

News: The task force appointed by the WICB to assess the contracts dispute that led to the abandonment of the tour of India has said that all three parties were at fault

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 21, 2014

Video 'WICB must regain players' trust' - Lara

Interviews: West Indies legend Brian Lara says a lack of trust is causing the deadlock between the players and the West Indies board, and calls for better communication between the two parties

Nov 21, 2014

Lara counsels trust-building to defuse crisis

News: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has called the recent pull-out by West Indies from the India tour should be treated as a "watershed" moment in Caribbean cricket

Daniel Brettig and Melinda Farrell

Nov 20, 2014

Fix the West Indies problem once and for all

The Cordon: Enough has been said about West Indies' countless player-board sagas. Just find a solution already

Roger Sawh

Nov 18, 2014

Darren Bravo opts out of South Africa tour

News: West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has opted out of the tour of South Africa for personal reasons

Nagraj Gollapudi

Nov 16, 2014

The players have been saved, but what of the WICB?

Tony Cozier: If things ran smoothly with the board there would be no reason for Caricom and regional prime ministers to step in

Tony Cozier

Nov 10, 2014

FICA chief calls for return of FTP

News: The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has urged the ICC to consider reintroducing an FTP-style framework if it hopes to prevent player pull-outs in future

Firdose Moonda

Nov 9, 2014

West Indies top brass need to recognise need for change

Tony Cozier: Ignoring the two reports that advised structural changes to the governance of the WICB is what has landed West Indies cricket in this mess

Tony Cozier

Nov 9, 2014

ICC warns against West Indies repeat

News: The ICC has issued a warning against players taking contractual matters into their own hands, as West Indies did in withdrawing from their tour of India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 7, 2014

Confusion reigns over Ramdin's T&T captaincy

News: Despite reassurances offered by Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board that he has not been sacked, Denesh Ramdin, has reiterated that he was told he would be replaced as T&T captain

Nagraj Gollapudi

Nov 4, 2014

Dear West Indies cricket

The Cordon: An letter from a fan who grew up idolising the great Caribbean sides of the '80s

Nicholas Hogg

Nov 3, 2014

'I would love SA tour to go ahead' - Gayle

News: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said on Sunday that he was hopeful his team's tour to South Africa would go ahead despite the pay dispute


Nov 3, 2014

WICB standoff with players ends - reports

News: Tensions between the WICB and the West Indies players have eased, and a way forward found, following meetings over the weekend, Caribbean newspapers have reported

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 2, 2014

The ICC should act as a caretaker for the West Indies board

Tony Cozier: Unless drastic governance measures are taken, the WICB will not recover from the damage caused by the cancelled tour of India

Tony Cozier

Nov 1, 2014

BCCI demands $42m in damages from WICB

News: Calling the pull-out by West Indies midway into the India tour as "monumental disaster", the BCCI is demanding repayment by slapping a US$41.97 million damages claim on the WICB.

Nagraj Gollapudi

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

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 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 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 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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