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Sir Richie still on board

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Thursday denied media reports that Sir Richie Richardson was fired as manager of the West Indies Cricket team.

A report appearing in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper said Richardson, a former Windies captain, was axed as manager and replaced by his former teammate and former manager Joel Garner.

However, a WICB statement, released following a meeting of the Board of Directors by teleconference Thursday afternoon, said the report was inaccurate.

“The WICB wishes to make it explicitly clear that contrary to media reports, Sir Richie Richardson has not been removed as Team Manager of the West Indies Team,” the release said.

Sir Richie was the manager of the team that aborted the tour to India recently, a decision which angered the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) forcing it to cancel tours to the Caribbean and demand compensation of 42 million US dollars.

The WICB said a debriefing of the Windies team management following the shortened tour of India had been carded for Tuesday in Antigua.

Meantime, dates will be provided next week for releasing test and one-day squads for the upcoming tour of South Africa, the WICB said. (CMC)

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