West Indian contracts crises

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


Could white-ball contracts save West Indies?
Could white-ball contracts save West Indies?

The likes of England and New Zealand have them already, and West Indies need to consider them seriously if they are not to be deprived of their best players

Board and players need to compromise - WICB president
Board and players need to compromise - WICB president

West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron has said that both the board and players need to "compromise" and have discussions to resolve the longstanding feud that has existed between the two parties ever since he got elected in March 2013

The time for dialogue with the WICB seems past
The time for dialogue with the WICB seems past

Caribbean leaders plan to approach the ICC and BCCI and explore alternative options to improve the governance of West Indies cricket

WICB in a corner over India pullout issue
WICB in a corner over India pullout issue

The only way it can be saved is if the BCCI decides to go easy on its compensation claims relating to the abandoned tour last year

It's the culture of West Indies cricket administration that needs changing
It's the culture of West Indies cricket administration that needs changing

There have been no repercussions within the West Indies board over the abandonment of the India tour. Till it's held accountable, things will not improve

'WICB must build pillars of trust'
'WICB must build pillars of trust'

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

Lara counsels trust-building to defuse crisis
Lara counsels trust-building to defuse crisis

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

Fix the West Indies problem once and for all
Fix the West Indies problem once and for all

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

Darren Bravo opts out of South Africa tour
Darren Bravo opts out of South Africa tour

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

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

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

FICA chief calls for return of FTP
FICA chief calls for return of FTP

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

ICC warns against West Indies repeat
ICC warns against West Indies repeat

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

West Indies top brass need to recognise need for change
West Indies top brass need to recognise need for change

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

Confusion reigns over Ramdin's T&T captaincy
Confusion reigns over Ramdin's T&T captaincy

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

WICB standoff with players ends - reports
WICB standoff with players ends - reports

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

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

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

Dear West Indies cricket
Dear West Indies cricket

A letter from a fan who grew up idolising the great Caribbean sides of the '80s

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

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

BCCI demands $42m in damages from WICB
BCCI demands $42m in damages from WICB

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.

WICB lobbies regional players
WICB lobbies regional players

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