West Indies news November 11, 2011

Rowe takes legal action against Jamaica board

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former West Indies batsman Lawrence Rowe has initiated legal action against the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) for revoking its decision to name the pavilion at Sabina Park in Kingston after him. "We received written notification from his lawyers on Monday of this week. It is now a legal matter and we will engage our lawyers," JCA president Lyndel Wright told the Jamaica Observer.

The revocation from the JCA had come after Rowe reportedly told a radio station that he hadn't done anything wrong by participating in the West Indies rebel tours to South Africa in 1983 and 1984. Before that, Rowe had apologised for touring South Africa during apartheid while being honoured by the JCA, during the Sabina Park Test between West Indies and India in June.

"By virtue of what he said, he showed no remorse," Wright said while revoking the JCA's earlier decision. "The people of Jamaica have been hurt and as a national sporting body we have been embarrassed by his statements in the interview."