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Nanthan: Tell full truth

WICB official gives details on payments

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) vice-president Emmanuel Nanthan has lashed out at Darren Sammy for his scathing comments against the cricket board following West Indies’ win in the ICC World Twenty20 2016, terming it “irrelevant, demeaning, insulting and unfortunate”.

“To spoil what was a tremendous achievement for the Caribbean civilization with comments that are totally irrelevant and demeaning and insulting to the Caribbean people, I believe was rather unfortunate,” Nathan said yesterday. “So to try to make it look like the board was inefficient in any way is rather unfortunate.”

Sammy had criticised the board for meting out unfair treatment with respect to the pay dispute that the players have been fighting for several years. He also took a dig at the selection panel by stating that he didn’t know when he would get a chance to play with the same set of players again.

“So the players complained that for the World Cup their fees went down maybe by $20,000 or thereabouts. But they did not say that the week before they got the World Cup contract all of them signed contracts for the regional competition where their fees went up by 80,000, 140,000, 145,000, and 75,000. They did not say that,” Nanthan said.

Soon after beating England by four wickets in a thrilling final encounter at the Eden Gardens, Sammy recounted how the team manager had to run around to arrange for the players’ jerseys on time. Nanthan, however, said that the West Indies’ T20I captain didn’t narrate the complete story when he chose to criticise the board publicly.

“The date was coming, the players had not consented to go to play so the company delivered the uniforms without the numbers on them because we were not sure which players were going to play.

“So when the logistics officer left the Caribbean for Dubai he had a ticket in his hands to go to pick up the uniforms in Calcutta, put the numbers on them and carry them himself to the team well in advance of the World Cup,” he concluded. (CMC)

22 Responses to Nanthan: Tell full truth

  1. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls April 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Come off yuh pinnacle. Oh but you all don’t know how to be modest and humble. Rather than this crap you engaging in you should be busy in the business community getting t-shirts and posters and mugs and caps and flags and all sort of t.20 victory memorabilia out all over the Caribbean to start with.All the regions Airports should be bursting with pictures/posters of these superstars at arrivals and departures for the world to see.Where are the billboards around the country side.Instead we have big head arrogant immature egotistical self centered misfits wasting time with back and forth irrelevant comments designed only to defend their glaring inefficiencies and destroy another generation of west Indies players.

    • Coralita April 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Man John I would kiss yah for dem comments if only I knew yah.

      You are on point but none of those knuckle head don’t have the brains to think along those lines.

      Pride and a haughty spirit goes before a fall.

    • rudolph boyce April 8, 2016 at 8:00 am


    • Jd April 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      John, he has a right to defend the board after what was said by Sammy. The whole world was misled by Sammy. If you were in his place you would o no diffferent.

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd April 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm


  3. Lauriston Applewhaitelauriston
    Lauriston Applewhaitelauriston April 7, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    That is what happen when you put square pegs in round holes.

  4. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy April 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Nanthan is from St.Lucia???? Seriously???? Can’t be!

  5. Sarifa Patel April 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Mr Nicholls I could not agree with you more. Now my question to Mr. Nanthan you tell us the truth. What has happened to all the funds gone to which was collected by wicb. Why are u and Mr. Cameron so defensive? What are you really hiding?
    You and your selfish egotistical arrogant self important attitude, you don’t have the balls to speak the truth but Sammy did and your guilty conscience react just the way we expected.
    Even Sir Viv is adamant that Sammy was right, 99% west Indies fans worldwide wants your heads to roll.
    Tell the world why you are so power hungry to hold on when no one in the cricketing fraternity wants you out. Get out or we will force you out. Get out and stay out you are not fit to run even a chicken farm.

  6. Loraine Bovell Warner
    Loraine Bovell Warner April 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Stupseeeee….. sammy right

  7. Steve Graham
    Steve Graham April 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    yup all members of the board should just resign……….leave de place, we don;t want U………………FULL STOP

  8. Sherlock Holmes. April 8, 2016 at 12:31 am

    It is time for the heads of Governments to act on the report and get rid of these jokers,who cannot seem to understand that the entire region has no problem with Sammy’s comments.Dave Cameron and crew has done nothing but stir up strife in West indies cricket,get rid of them now before it’s too late.

  9. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 8, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Even if what you say is true it does not take away from the fact that this contentious built up is largely due to the mannerisms of you board officials who believe that you operate in absolutism. The monies that you are talking about are chicken fee compared to what other cricketers make. And, the truth is. even if Sammy is not providing all the facts. the history of the board way back to the days of Desmond Haynes is testament of the type of respect you show to players

  10. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean April 8, 2016 at 1:43 am
  11. John Chapman April 8, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I think they have alot to hid the WIBCX if all was well then Sammy ……. once their yes man would had said so. Now that Sammy see their true colours he is speaking out.I calling the whole board to resign ………………….

  12. junior April 8, 2016 at 10:22 am

    the vice presidents always come after the Presidents and BRAYS what the President has said. Hanthan never says anything original.He should tell Cameron to resign. Sammy tell what you have on your mind. st Lucia gvt did the right thin by renaming the stadium .

  13. Andrew Rudder April 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

    John (Nicholls) you are on the ball! What marketing have the board put into perspective? Media and news rooms around the global village should be aware of the victorious 2016 cricket teams. The board should not be acting in a role as though they are coaches or managers, they should be globalized in their efforts not only to pick players but should be promoting the business arena for the advancement, financially and economic sustainability!

  14. Donild Trimp April 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

    John Nicholls, I could not have said it any better myself.

    There is such poor Governance by the WICB that the only alternative right now is to get rid of the whole board.

    The President goes on social media and sounds angry, arrogant and vindictive. Now this Vice President issues this press release also sounding angry, arrogant and vindictive.

    No President or Vice President of any respectable organization reacts this way publicly.

    I urge the Honorable prime Ministers of CARICOM to implement the changes without delay.

  15. Ric April 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t know if I agree with any of you. Are his comments true or not?

  16. SocaTick April 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Whose report will you believe?

  17. Nathaniel Samuels April 8, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    ‘No President or Vice President of any respectable organization reacts this way publicly’ attributed to Donild Trimp. Should the captain of the West Indies team be allowed to react in that way publicly. All groups fighting for West Indies cricket are acting irresponsibly and immaturely.
    People we are missing the point. There needs to be dialogue between all actors else our cricket will have a harder future.
    Mark Nicholas said we had no brains and we used that to our advantage just as Tony Greig’s grovelling statement moved Lloyd’s team to brilliance against England in ’75. Do you know that there are many of our supporters who label the players with very uncomplimentary names worse than the ‘no brains’? I wonder what would have happened if we had not won the final. Truthfully I thought we would have been five runs short of the target but Carlos played out of his skin to secure the victory. Nine out of ten times he would not have been able to do that, I am sure.
    People let us enjoy the triple treat of success we have been privileged to achieve and think constructively how we can move West Indies cricket forward. Would you move heaven and earth to see more development of our cricket? If not cease the negative comments; if so, offer practical ways you think we can move this game forward in the region.

  18. mark josef April 8, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    The only people saying different is the board members,you need to go


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