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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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Sep 13, 2009

WIPA accepts Caricom plan, pledges to re-start talks

News: The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has accepted the recommendations made by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to try and resolve the contracts dispute that has rocked West Indies cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 12, 2009

Australia optimistic of hosting full-strength Windies

News: Cricket Australia (CA) is confident West Indies will resolve their ongoing contract dispute with their board and send a full-strength Test team to the country this November

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Sep 12, 2009

Caribbean leaders frame formula to end crisis

News: Political leaders in the Caribbean met on Friday and put forward a series of recommendations pertaining to contracts and sponsorship rights to the disputing parties.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 10, 2009

WIPA alarmed by board's strong-arm tactics

News: Players' body advises members to "seek legal advice immediately and take whatever action such legal counsel deems appropriate"

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Sep 9, 2009

Political leaders meet on Friday over crisis

News: Political leaders in the Caribbean will meet on Friday in an effort to resolve the current impasse between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its senior players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 8, 2009

WI board to resume action against players

News: The stand-off is mainly over annual retainer contracts, which the West Indies players have been reluctant to sign since October 2008

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Sep 7, 2009

Hunte wants meeting with Ramphal to clear allegations

News: WICB president has requested Bharrat Jagdeo, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) chairman and Guyana president, for a meeting to rectify the "misinformation" regarding the failed mediation talks

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Sep 7, 2009

Dyson questions WICB's professionalism

News: John Dyson has broken his silence over his shock axing as West Indies head coach by strongly questioning the professionalism of the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) decision makers

Alex Brown

Sep 6, 2009

West Indies were almost disqualified from World Twenty20 - Riley

News: West Indies were almost disqualified from the ICC World Twenty20 in England, Colin Riley, who resigned as a director of the West Indies Cricket Board, has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 5, 2009

WICB denies mediator's claims

News: In another development, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is likely to broker a solution to the impasse

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Sep 4, 2009

West Indies 'devaluing' Champions Trophy - May

News: The Champions Trophy will be devalued by West Indies sending a substandard team, according to Tim May

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Sep 4, 2009

Mediator says board's surprise document sank talks

News: The West Indies players' dispute could have been settled this week but for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) submitting a new document at the last minute, according to the mediator Sir Shridath Ramphal

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Sep 4, 2009

Play or be dropped - WI selector

News: Clyde Butts, the West Indies' chairman of selectors, has warned striking players to make themselves available for the region's domestic one-day tournament next month or face exclusion from the ensuing tour of Australia

Alex Brown

Sep 3, 2009

'Dyson sacked for not signing contract'

News: John Dyson was sacked as West Indies coach because he hadn't signed a contract during his 18-month stint according to a WICB official

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Sep 2, 2009

WICB-WIPA peace talks fail

News: Shridath Ramphal, the former Commonwealth general-secretary, who had been appointed to broker a deal in the stand-off, said a feared labour shutdown might also result from the breakdown in talks

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Aug 18, 2009

Leading Windies players set for Australia tour

News: Senior West Indies players including Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jerome Taylor, will be available for the team's tour of Australia despite being left out of the Champions Trophy squad

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Aug 17, 2009

Fight for power, battle of wills

Analysis: The impasse is a power struggle for the control of cricket in the Caribbean

Tony Cozier

Aug 17, 2009

Windies stick to depleted ODI squad

News: As expected, the West Indian selectors have named a squad without most of the leading players for the Champions Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 13, 2009

WICB has to select best available team - mediator

News: Shridath Ramphal has said that the ongoing negotiations between the two parties doesn't affect the obligation of the WICB to select the best available team for the ICC Champions Trophy

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Aug 11, 2009

WICB to expand contracted player pool

News: The West Indies Cricket Board has proposed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which 99 regional cricketers will be awarded contracts

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