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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 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 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

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

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

West Indies have lacked a strong leader

Cricinfo: In the Age, Greg Baum writes that there has been no unifying, strong leader after Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards to break the freefall West Indies cricket finds itself in

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 19, 2014

A rock, a hard place and the WICB

Tony Cozier: The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully

Tony Cozier

Oct 19, 2014

'WICB pushes things to the brink'

Cricinfo: Amidst yet another "crisis" between West Indies players and the WICB, Michael Holding writes in his column for Wisden India how the board has allowed for such a situation to come up again, despite being familiar with such issues in the past

Oct 18, 2014

'Can't see West Indies at World Cup if standoff remains' - Cozier

News: Commentator Tony Cozier has said West Indies could fail to send a squad to the World Cup if the standoff between the WICB, the WIPA and the players remains unresolved

Peter Della Penna

Oct 18, 2014

BCCI's damages bill to West Indies may touch $65m

News: The BCCI is likely to claim damages of at least Rs 400 crore (US$65 million approx) from the WICB for West Indies having pulled out of the tour to India

Amol Karhadkar

Oct 17, 2014

'We were left with no option' - WICB

News: The WICB has said it was left with no option but to "discontinue" the tour of India after the players had informed the board through the team management that they would be returning back to the Caribbean

ESPNcricinfo staff
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