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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 12, 2014

A painfully familiar crisis

Tony Cozier: West Indies players are warring with officials again, though this time it's with their own representatives, that too just before two major Test tours and the World Cup

Tony Cozier

Oct 11, 2014

Players call for WICB to intervene, WIPA board to resign

News: Dwayne Bravo has written WICB president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, "on behalf of the West Indies team", seeking the president's "urgent intervention" over the payments issue

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 10, 2014

Richards lauds 'perfect reply' from West Indies

News: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards is relieved that the threat of a players strike ahead of the first ODI against India did not materialise, and said the highlight of the entire situation for him was that in the end, "good sense did prevail."

Gaurav Kalra

Oct 7, 2014

West Indies players mull strike over pay structure

News: In an extraordinary and unprecedented move, West Indies players have come out strongly against WIPA president and chief executive Wavell Hinds, who they claim "hoodwinked" them while signing a new memorandum of understanding with the WICB last month

Nagraj Gollapudi

Oct 7, 2014

Full text of Dwayne Bravo's letter to WIPA president Hinds

News: The following is a letter obtained by ESPNcricinfo, written on October 7, by Dwayne Bravo to WIPA president and chief executive Wavell Hinds

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 19, 2014

WICB, WIPA sign new agreement

News: Following years of often bitter disputes, the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players Association have signed a new collective bargaining agreement and memorandum of understanding on Thursday

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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

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
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