WI sorry

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says it has received a letter of apology from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the sudden and dramatic cancellation by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India.

BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said on Monday that the WICB had sent “an apology letter” for the decision by its players to pull-out in the middle of the tour at the height of an internal pay dispute, leaving five fixtures still to play, including three Tests.

“We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago,” Patel told media personnel on Monday.

“It said that they are apologetic and bankrupt and they urged us to resolve the issue through the Disputes Committee”.

Reports from India quote a reliable source in the BCCI as saying that the world’s richest cricket body had informally proposed to WICB to part with 50 per cent of their income earned through revenue sharing of ICC till 2023.

WICB president Dave Cameron
WICB president Dave Cameron

It is estimated that WICB stand to gain US$100 million from the ICC during the next eight-year cycle and BCCI wants at least US$50 million of that through instalment to cover up for the loss of revenue.

BCCI has decided to reply to the WICB letter after consulting with its members during the AGM in Chennai on November 20.

3 Responses to WI sorry

  1. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe November 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Fellows you can’t take “sorry” to the bank. The true definition of penny wise and pound foolish realized. Unfortunately this blunder not only affects the players pockets it hurts our sports industry reputation at a time we are seeking to expand it. 50% is checkmate as we say in the game of chess. Smh

  2. Kennyatta Chery
    Kennyatta Chery November 11, 2014 at 8:40 am

    But how can you apologize and everything will remain the same in terms of your governance of the game? Why not take the opportunity to restructure the way things are done at the WICB broad level? Stop fighting the players at every opportunity and by so doing demand from the players more commitment.

  3. Beverley Hunte-Springer
    Beverley Hunte-Springer November 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

    The board needs changing to start with. It cannot be business as usual. They are too spiteful and vindictive.


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