Olive branch?


The impasse between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Darren Bravo could be at an end.

The problems began after Bravo was offered a ‘C’ contract by the WICB, the lowest attainable central retainer, which the West Indies number-three refused.

In explaining the decision, WICB president, Dave Cameron spoke on SportsMax’s SportsMax Zone, about the batsman’s falling average, saying he couldn’t be kept on an ‘A’ contract with poor performances.

That fuelled an angry response from Bravo, who called Cameron a ‘big idiot’. He was subsequently sent home from a tour of Zimbabwe, and asked to delete the tweet and apologise.

There was no apology and the Tweet remained.

Reports are today that the WICB has offered to help Bravo to handle some of the pressures they believe he may be facing.

“The board has recognised that Bravo is a young man with immense cricketing talent but it believes he’s not dealing with issues in the right way at the moment,” said a WICB source.

According to the WICB source, the cricket oversight body in the Caribbean is willing to provide counselling though his Queen’s Park club.

“He is too much of a talent to be lost to West Indies cricket and the board is not saying that they are done with him,” said the source.

17 Responses to Olive branch?

  1. Ifill December 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

    So who is going to counsel the big idiot Dave Cameron, opps am I fired….

  2. Andy December 3, 2016 at 7:14 am

    WICB seems to put the wrong foot forward first always.

    Can’t they learn? Sportsmen are by nature combative and the WICB’s management must always deploy persons that can handle potential explosive issues before they get out of hand.

    Please Mr. Cameron and disciples, use a proper approach in future.

    Darren…. You can now make a personal apology to DC, and lets move on.

  3. Coralita December 3, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Provide Cameron with counselling too because he does not know how to handle issues either but none of you man enough to tell him so.

  4. Donild Trimp December 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    The entire WICB is run by educated fools.

    There is a plantation mentality exhibited by those in authority at the WICB and this appears to be a genuine Caribbean thing.

    The recent scalding by the learned Judge of the Barbados PM and the Barbados Town and Country Manager is a classic example.

    When the term “big idiot” in a tweet can so rattle the sensitivities of a CEO that drastic action is taken to harm the livelihood of the tweeter without the avenue of due process, it exemplifies the ignorance of Caribbean people, who by virtue of a “paper degree” are thrust into positions of authority with no people management skills.

    I believe it is time CARICOM act in restructuring the WICB.

    It is time for common sense leadership at the WICB. No one pays money to see the people who manage WI cricket.

    Cricket lovers pay money to see the players.

  5. Phillip December 3, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I believe it is time CARICOM act in restructuring the WICB.No one pay money to see board directors to play cricket

  6. Lenin Williams December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

    “There’s a plantation mentality exhibited by those in authority at the WICB and this appears to be a Caribbean thing”. Donild Trimp, like Donald Trump, you venture into conspiracy theories without proof neither is able to provide details to support your claims. It seems out of observation, and judging by your statement, you are a muddy bigot! When you lump an entire people in incendiary behavior character as a result of the action of one individual; organization and, or institution, certainly this placed you in the deep settlements of bigotry. Bigot in disguise…Donild Trimp, really?

  7. Hal Austin December 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    This is the problem with Caribbean mangers. Whatever Mr Bravo’s beef, he was rude and should have been suspended and made to apologise.
    Another example of Caribbean aggression, rudeness and lack of self-control.

  8. Rupert Greaves December 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Bravo referred to the President as an idiot and the Board suspended him. The Board has now offered to help him in his quest for the self control that he is so badly lacking, because he could be lost to cricket. Are you learned people now saying that the Board is wrong and that Bravo is right? Isn’t this what is wrong with the world today?

    • Donild Trimp December 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Rupert Greaves, people management skills must be more than just strong arm reactions to simplistic issues.

      Do you honestly believe a tweet referencing an individual “big idiot” warrants a punishment that harms the livelihood of the tweeter?

      If that is the way people in authority operates in the Caribbean, then I feel sorry for people like you.

      • harry turnover December 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

        Donald Trimp ..that individual was his BOSS…PRESIDENT….EMPLOYER.
        Do you honestly believe a tweet referencing your PRESIDENT as a “big idiot” warrants a slap on the wrist that would furthermore open the floodgates for other employees to do and harm the ORGANIZATION IF NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT ?
        Man if that is the way people like YOU want EMPLOYEES to operate in the Caribbean…then I would have to feel sorry for an employee like you because NO EMPLOYER is going to allow ANY EMPLOYEE to call the shots ESPECIALLY when it comes to DISCIPLINE.

        • Donild Trimp December 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

          Harry, I prefer to remain anonymous.

          Don’t know if it will make a difference where you are concern but just for the sake of it, I represented numerous employees in similar circumstances and came out victorious on all occasions.

          The mistake you and most people like you are making in this simple matter is a reflection of “the small island mentality” which is so prevalent in the Caribbean where people like you with a non-de-script paper degree are thrust into a position of authority and then feel you are superior to every one else.

          The issue in this simplistic matter is whether the organization followed its own written protocol before harming the livelihood of the athlete.

          The answer is no.

          Can the athlete therefore seek redress through a court of law to recover financial loses as a result of the action taken against him by the organization.

          The answer is yes.

          • harry turnover December 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

            Donald Trimp….the ISSUE here is that HE CUSS HIS BOSS that IS the ISSUE…not who lied.
            Cameron didn’t CUSS Bravo when the performance issue was raised…Bravo CUSSED Cameron HIS BOSS when he replied,Are you therefore telling me that you have represented numerous EMPLOYEES who CUSSED their BOSSES and the COURTS decided that those EMPLOYEES were RIGHT ????
            Donald Trimp…you and I know talk is cheap..even vagrants have that cheap access ….so SHOW ME SOME PROOF

          • harry turnover December 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm

            Donald Trimp what ” small Island mentality ” are you talking about ? are you telling YOURSELF ( not me or people that got sense) that employees have ALL the rights and Employers NONE ??
            Donald Trimp and for your information ALL those in AUTHORITY ARE SUPERIOR to their EMPLOYEES…are you telling YOURSELF AGAIN that Employees are superior to their EMPLOYERS….see the NONSENSE you are telling yourself and the sad thing is that you are actually believing yourself too.
            ….and btw what is the WRITTEN protocol that you seem obsessed with that was not followed ? similarly the Board can also take action against Bravo for GROSS DISRESPECT .
            Now you will come and say a big fat NO…cause EMPLOYEES have every right to CUSS their EMPLOYERS…yeah right !!

          • harry turnover December 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm

            Donald Trump…THE issue here is whether Darren Bravo followed WRITTEN PROTOCOL in calling his President a BIG IDIOT ?

            The answer is no.

            Can the Cameron therefore seek redress through a court of law or as President to recover self respect and dignity as a result of the words spoken against him by Darren Bravo ?

            The answer is yes.

  9. harry turnover December 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Olive branch what !!…this IDIOT should have been suspended FORTHWITH with a 2 year ban to start with.
    If he said the man lied is he saying and ALL his supporters saying that their vocabulary is that low that the ONLY way he could have replied was by calling Cameron his BOSS a BIG IDIOT ?? wunna people gimme a break will ya !!

  10. Best December 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    The problem is bigger than it looks. You have misleading the public with no redress. The boss can say things wrong with no apology but that doesn’t mean that Bravo should have reacted in that manner either. Both should have been warned and wrong righted. Please there is a bigger issue here. Management against them issue. It need more than just talk.

  11. louis walker December 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Does any one remember Alvin Kallicharan or Laurence Rowe? These men had more talent in their little fingers than Mr.bravo is ever likely to exhibit in his entire career.As I recall, there was no twitter nor facebook in those days ;so they never got to call anyone a Big Idiot on the World Stage. During the South African experience,they tried to show-case their talents on the World Stage against the wishes of WICB. The rest is history…some might say they only wanted to earn a living ,but no man, nor woman for that matter,. is bigger than the game.


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