Pooran banned

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – West Indies wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran will be banned from participating in the upcoming Digicel Four-Day Regional tournament after signing with the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

As a result the player will also be unable to take part in the Regional Super50 tournament, which will get under way early next year and also impact his chances of eligibility for the West Indies.


Pooran’s woes, as WICB chief executive officer Michael Muirhead explained, stems from not honouring his contract with the Leeward Islands Hurricane for the upcoming tournament, which has resulted in a suspension from WICB sponsored tournaments.

“Nicholas Pooran has decided not to play for the franchise (Leeward Islands Hurricanes) that he was selected for.  All persons who are entering the (WICB Four-Day) draft, sign that they will make themselves available and commit themselves to playing for whoever they are drafted by.

If you fail to honour that then there are consequences. The consequence is actually is that he won’t be able, for a specific period, play for WICB sponsored tournaments,” Muirhead explained.

While admitting that the player’s period of ineligibility did not rule him out of selection for the regional team, Muirhead explained that he could be put at a disadvantage.

“It does not mean he cannot play in a West Indies team if he is selected but it might lessen his chances of selection by not playing in our tournaments, but it still means that he could be selected if the selectors see it fit to choose him.”

4 Responses to Pooran banned

  1. BoboTheClown November 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Follow the money trail. Pollard,Bravo, Narine,Simmonds,now Pooran. Well there is a pattern here . Money has been the root of all evil from the beginning ,and will be to the end ,whenever that maybe.

  2. Hal Austin November 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Discipline. If they want to be free agents, then let them be free, but that will be the end of their West Indies career.

  3. Walter Prescod November 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    The WICB why don’t you just get out of wi Cricket?
    You treat the players like cattle and then they are banned. Then you make statements like ”it does not mean he cannot play for the wi team if he is selected, but it might lessen his chancesof selection by not playing in our tournaments.” Why do they not wan to play in your tournaments is the question? Money no, maybe! but you can’t be trusted. Is it not time you sorry lot pull stumps!

  4. harry turnover November 12, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Pooran SIGNED a CONTRACT to play for the LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES….POORAN BROKE THE CONTRACT to play for a BANGLADESH FRANCHISE and Walter Prescod cussing the BOARD….lord have mercy what will I read next ?


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