BCCI and WICB resume ties

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron, has hailed the resumption of bilateral ties with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), as the region prepares to host India in a four-Test series starting in July.

The BCCI announced Saturday it had resumed relations with the WICB after resolving “outstanding issues” pertaining to the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago, when West Indies players quit the one-day tour over pay issues with their board.

“We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties,” Cameron said in a statement.

“West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams.”

WICB president Dave Cameron
WICB president Dave Cameron

Last December, the WICB announced an agreement to play the four-Test series in the Caribbean, following discussions with BCCI President, Shashank Manohar.

The agreement was a crucial step in the thawing of relations between the two bodies and BCCI Honorary Secretary Anurag Thakur on Saturday underscored the importance of the upcoming series.

“The BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB. We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours,” he said.

“This tour will further strengthen the bond between the Indian and the West Indian fans, who have over the years patronized this glorious game of cricket.”

The BCCI had moved swiftly to suspend relations with the WICB, following the abandoned tour which also led to the cancellation of the scheduled Test tour.

An upset BCCI blamed the WICB for the abandonment and lodged a US$42 million claim for losses incurred due to the cancellation, and threatened legal action if the Caribbean board did not show how the amount would be settled.

At the time, the BCCI labelled the Windies pullout a “monumental disaster” and said it had been faced with “huge revenue losses, a loss of reputation and is at risk of losing valuable commercial partners.”

The BCCI has since waived the US$42 million claim.


Source: CMC

10 Responses to BCCI and WICB resume ties

  1. Roslyn Clarke
    Roslyn Clarke April 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Hope all the cricketers call in sick for the test series!

    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay April 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      our cricket is a way for poor people to make some money,the youth that at school and those under 19 cricketers,and you want a few money cricketers destroy de youts future,

    • Roslyn Clarke
      Roslyn Clarke April 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Ras Unjay – I know it’s a way for poor folks to make a living, but the WICB don’t want guys to get a decent pay!

    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay April 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      this is test now not T20 base ball,and that 20/20 crew cant win one shyte in test not them,and always want more money,

    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay April 30, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      we got a whole young crop just waiting for gayle and them to go,to get chance to play under de same board,

    • Roslyn Clarke
      Roslyn Clarke April 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Well, if they call off sick, the WICB can put in the young crop and we’ll all see what fruits it produces!

  2. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay April 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    wunna cant move de board cos de icc backing de board,

    • Coralita May 1, 2016 at 3:46 am

      The public can’t move the board but they can boycott the matches. Power in the hands of the people. No gate receipts, no revenue. Don’t you dare underestimate the power of the public.

      • harry turnover May 1, 2016 at 6:36 am

        Matches in the WI don’t make that much money from the gate receipts any more. The bulk comes from TV viewers and sponsors around the World that is why the matches sometiimes start in the middle of the week….to suit overseas audiences.
        It makes no sense in boycotting the matches because the President has already said that matches could be played in the UAE …a la Pakistan.

        • Coralita May 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

          Lol I get you!!!


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