Bravo sidelined unless tweet goes, says Cameron

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has made it clear that left-hander Darren Bravo will remained sidelined from selection until he removes the offensive tweet which resulted in him being sent home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November.

Speaking in a candid interview with Massy Insurances Line and Length Network, Cameron said the tweet – labelling him “a big idiot” – was the kind of behaviour CWI was not prepared to accept and that Bravo needed to face up to this reality.

“Let me make it very clear:  What Darren Bravo has to do first and foremost is take down the tweet. Every day that tweet stays up, it is an infraction,” Cameron said.

“Secondly, he needs to accept that he’s done something wrong and then we can move forward from there.”

He added: “But we’ve decided as an organization – it came up at the board meeting – [that] we’ll put it to the disciplinary committee, let them have a look at it and determine if there is further action to be taken and how that will go. We’ll move it from there.”

Controversy erupted last November after CWI announced the 28-year-old Bravo had declined a central contract for the period up to September 30, 2017.

It emerged subsequently that Bravo, one of the most experienced members of the Test squad, had rejected the offer of a Grade C contract, a downgrade from his previous contract.

Defending the move in a TV interview, Cameron stirred further controversy by saying the Trinidadian’s performances had not merited an enhanced retainer.

“His averages in the last two years have been declining, so what do you do? Reward poor performance or do you encourage him to get better?” Cameron was quoted as saying.

He continued: “If you continue to keep giving him an A contract then what is the motivation to get better? He has been on an A contract and he hasn’t done well.”

An angry Bravo lashed out in response on Twitter, tagging Cameron in a tweet which said: “You hav[e] been failing 4 d last 4yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract. Big idiot.”

CWI demanded an apology from Bravo and also asked him to remove the offending tweet, with failure to do so likely to result “in further disciplinary action, including referral to the WICB disciplinary committee.”

Bravo complied with neither demand.

Cameron, however, defended his media statements at the time, noting they may have been misinterpreted.

“If you’ve listened to my interview, I didn’t actually say you [Bravo] had a contract. I said, ‘if you had such a contract’ . . . it was not ‘you have an A [contract]’,” Cameron explained.

“It was really about if you had a higher contract then is it right to give someone who has not been putting the numbers on the board. We did statements about clarifying that. We have no issue. I have no issue with saying it . . . could have been interpreted in a particular way.”

In April, CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said a move to have the Bravo matter resolved had been scuppered after the player slapped a lawsuit against the regional governing body for damages arising from loss of earnings.

Media reports said the resolution would have involved a partial apology from Cameron to Bravo and a similar apology from the player to the president.

Bravo’s lawyers said in a statement no resolution had been reached with CWI but the player remained committed to representing West Indies “in an environment of mutual trust, confidence and respect.”

Cameron, who in the past has been no stranger to controversy, told the Line and Length Network the Bravo impasse was symptomatic of a larger problem in West Indies cricket.

“These are the kinds of lack of standards we have had in the past that we are now trying to [deal with]. We’re not going to accept that kind of behaviour going forward,” the Jamaican administrator said firmly.

“No player, no one is entitled to represent Cricket West Indies, none of us. And again, how we operate, how we behave is a reflection on all of us and that’s very important.

“One-point-three billion Indians see Christopher Gayle as an ambassador, they see Bravo [as an ambassador] so how they behave says that’s how Caribbean people are and we take that very, very seriously.”

Bravo remains the Windies’ premier Test batsman with 3400 runs from 49 Tests at an average of 40, including eight centuries and 16 half-centuries.

In one-dayers, he averages 32 from 94 matches with three hundreds and 17 fifties.

In Bravo’s absence, West Indies have lost two of three Tests and won just three of 12 one-dayers.

64 Responses to Bravo sidelined unless tweet goes, says Cameron

  1. Lynette Warden
    Lynette Warden June 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Mr Camaron …you are too thin skin….

  2. Lamb Shanks Dog Scraps June 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    All the confusion makes no difference. The West Indies Team with or without Bravo is a legitimate exercise in futility. They deserve to be paid by performance; they will all be broke.

  3. Beverley Ashby-Grant
    Beverley Ashby-Grant June 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Today for Bravo and tomorrow for Cameron.

  4. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis June 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Way to go. Never let the tail wag the dog.

  5. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons June 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I agree with Mr Cameron 150 per cent. That Bravo still has up the tweet speaks to the indifference of the player. Can you imagine an employee at Williams Industries tweeting such about his boss; or someone at Chefette tweeting that about Haloute? It is that sort of indiscipline from Bravo that has seen him remain stagnant averaging 40, while his peers like Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson have become world beaters. Stay firm, Cameron.

    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose June 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      That sir is a result of the Board not coaching and making players better.No yearound training facility. Thats like blaming the boss for you not having a ride to work.

    • Angela Chase Yarde
      Angela Chase Yarde June 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Bravo you must be glad that your name can’t be called in the beating west indies got in the odi

    • Gregory Marchan
      Gregory Marchan June 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Ent the cam e ron lie about the contract that was given to players , boi cam e on go jump in ah lake yes as we fighting to keep the last rung of the ladder under your watch

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins June 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Ordinarily i would agree but not in this case. Firstly it is an insult to these men by mentioning them in the same sentence as Cameron.Especially Williams. This is the thing Cameron at the head has acted piss poor & unprofessional repeatedly. At the head of any extraordinary team/business is a fab boss/management system. A leader who leads by example. Cameron lead by example by twitting crap about Gayle. But that is ok right?! A team will prosper in a professional open & smooth running organisation. A big tournament coming up but team arrive issues with kit. You make changes to contracts knowing full well some folks will have some issues as the changes are big and as a result the team goes without signing contracts.As a result scandal breaks out your team is talking about leaving a tour but you stay your butt home. For pure thought of saving money & embarassment you should personally be on the first flight out to put a band aid on it.You think COW operates like that? He may have gotten rid of Bravo but you will find this team will continue to have discipline problems like this with him at helm.
      You mentioned Kohli etc but guess what they are managed by professional boards that crap goes on with Wicb would never happen.
      Yes Bravo was wrong. Yes he has been under achieved. Kohli has God given talent,he understands & loves the sport. But,Kohli has been nutured shown what professionalism is. Talent is one thing but in order for our future Kohli’s to rise up our president & his team need to stand for more.Its not just good enough to say he is the boss & thats that.
      Since both sides have screwed up why not meet half way?

    • Argyle Catwell
      Argyle Catwell June 18, 2017 at 3:45 am


    • Argyle Catwell
      Argyle Catwell June 18, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Wade Gibson accurately describes Cameron. He is a boss, not a manager of a human resource. A manager seeks at all time to maximise the potential of the resources at his disposal for maximum benefit to the organization. Managers of any worth dont get involved un pick a noise with employees. And I agree with the commentator who asked to disassociate Camera from Williams. Williams knows how to make an average man great. Cameron knows nothing but slave master’s tactics. He is continuing the legacy of divide and rule well. Under his management we have continued to lose more and more. The facade has blown off the building. Afghanistan have come and gone. Up next is India and England and the beating goes on and on and one.

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins June 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Correct Argyle.

    • Akil June 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Poor leadership filters down, hence poor performance. Cameron is not a leader, he takes things as a personal attack on him which is wrong. He does not have WI development and growth as his main priority. If that was the case he would have resigned a long time ago. Bravo was wrong but his comments were spot on…

  6. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose June 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This man is a feckless wazzock, he has presided over a board of sycophants who seem to think island cricket is about them and their personal feelings and biases.
    Dave Cameron seems to think he is a dictator who can attack others with his mean spirted edicts.
    let me remind you sir that many people before you paved the way for island cricket to be respected.
    Under your stewardship sir that respect has vanished, coupled with a losing record all under your leadership. Your school girl tantums and hissy fits, deem you a small and narrow minded troll of an individual with out the foresight to know that morale is an intregal part of winning. “YOU HAVE KILLED IT SIR”players and fans alike.
    No one really wants to play for you! but economics force players to do so not out of a sense of pride but necessity.
    You have squandered every oppertunity to make this BRAVO and many other situations mute. INCOMPETENCE!
    I emplore you sir for the sake of WINDIES cricket to resign and let a competent replacement get the oppertunity to undo the horrendous damage you have done to our poetic game. The morass that hangs over our cricket side is an albatross and a putrid cesspool too large and odious! for many loyal fans to endure, thus the empty stadiums when play is on. You have lost the fans sir.
    Do the honorable thing sir if you have any left! Which i seriously doubt and recuse your self from the game.
    To all you prime ministers and islands cricket empersarios who stand by and not intervene this conundrum is affixed to you as well SILENCE = AGREEMENT WITH HIS POLICIES ,save your names and reputation a COUP DEGRAIS i: e revolt needs to occur! throw this USURPER bum out on his ear, bring back credability to our island cricket game!
    Let me echo lil bravos tweet YOU ARE AN IDIOT SIR AND A WANKER TO BOOT and i am being kind.
    He usese distractios to hide his abysmal record wake up people he is not for you just himself.

  7. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut June 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    How the f$#k the man get thin skin?…..for jacking up an a$%&#le ….

  8. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut June 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Stay firm Mr:Cameron…don’t relent..

  9. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade June 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Bravo stop what you are doing you are a man not a child

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins June 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Cameron is man?! Well as a man & boss if he lead this team better maybe Bravo would not have lashed out as he did.
      Bravo was wrong because Cameron is worth his career.
      But look at sucessful schools,businesses & team they are certainly not lead the way Cameron & his team has.
      Bravo needs to remove the tweet & play like a boss & make Cameron look the idiot he is. Best revenge is success.

  10. Karl Greene
    Karl Greene June 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Mr. Cameron u are perfectly correct

  11. Rommel Griffith
    Rommel Griffith June 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Why can’t someone sideline this fool he is too petty

  12. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    the long an short of it, the w i b c have no respect for the players, so u must have ah hard time getting respect from the players……..take DARREN SAMMY for instance….SAMMY spoke his mind, none of them could say it was ah lie…but SAMMY paid the price……..cameron believes hes head & shoulders everybody else……thats why i sorry, the Indians didn’t make he fork out that 42mil us…….camerom tweets what he likes too

    • Ricardo Bascombe
      Ricardo Bascombe June 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Well said Brother those guy. Making good money where they at

  13. Ronald Cherubin
    Ronald Cherubin June 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I for one would like to see this ” tweet” …can’t imagine Bravo tweeted Cameron your a big idiot …but when you know the cap fit you correct you will be offended ..

  14. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen June 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    A team needs a doctor for medical, psychologist for the mind , coach to train the body, physical therapist to keep the body limber.It also needs management, there must be effective communication between all parties for it to be productive.

  15. Ferreira Claude
    Ferreira Claude June 17, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Maybe Bravo have moved on after so long he seems to standard by his words. I feel the same way about the “big idiot” as Bravo.

  16. Angela Chase Yarde
    Angela Chase Yarde June 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    West indies got a beating in odi by whom recently under whose watch?

  17. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm


  18. Vylna Agnes George
    Vylna Agnes George June 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    In the meantime the West Indies Team sinks further and further into the mire and wilderness! X

  19. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette June 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    If someone is acting like an idiot and you speak your mind and its truths why should you back down from principle that’s the problem with society ppl accept crap and don’t even say word one lot of pettiness in this world more of the time its not about disrespect its about principle

  20. Donild Trimp June 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    This incident is a clear indication that a number of degreed people in the Caribbean are just that. People with a piece of paper and no common sense whatsoever.

    Mr.Cameron is one of those people.

    The plantation mentality still exist in the Caribbean with people in positions of authority as is evident from Mr.Cameron’s latest interview and the post by some here defending him.

    The decision making process in modern day management should always be made with rational thought, logic and common sense, with a little psychology in the mix to reach an amicable solution.

    I saw the tweet and I can categorically state here that no court of law will rule in Mr.Cameron’s favour in this instance. It is also clear to all that the procedure pot in place by the “EDUCATED FOOLS” who run CWI (WICB at the time) was not followed in addressing this issue.

    It is too late now for “BIG IDIOT” to be intimating he will put the matter before the disciplinary committee. If “BIG IDIOT” believed Mr.Bravo was in violation of a clause in his contract, he should have referred the matter to the disciplinary committee at that time.

    Mr.Cameron, it is my opinion that you are intellectually weak and very thin skinned which makes it impossible for you to deal with such a simplistic matter.

    This is 2017 not 1720.

  21. Donild Trimp June 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    **(correction) **procedure put in place

  22. Dennis Smith
    Dennis Smith June 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Can you please explain how Cameron is thin skin and petty

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins June 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Thin skin may not quite be right wording. But is abit rich for Cameron be mad about as he did the same to one his players. Cameron has not ran this team well so you cannot expect you team to work smoothly. If Cameron was a president treated players with respect,tried his best & acted professionally i would be the first to slap Bravo. But if the head is bad so will the body.
      Two wrongs don’t make a right Bravo was wrong. If he had an issue he should have gotten his management & approach the board. But.. unprofessional board unprofessional players both at fault.

    • Dennis Smith
      Dennis Smith June 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      We have been at the bottom of the table for the last 18 years with at least 4 presidents over those 18 years and the team still not doing well, is it the board or the players not up to test standard?

      • Biscuits June 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        On point @dennissmith.

  23. Mark Adamson June 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    With the kind of tweet that Darren Bravo was reported to have made about the President of the WICB, there is no way that he should be allowed ever again to wear the colours of the regional team.

    No way!!

    A very strong signal must be sent to players like Bravo as to need for good behaviour and respect for each and every one involved at various levels in the presentation of regional cricket to the world.

  24. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy June 17, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Bravo should look for another job & tell Dave Cameron, “Kiss my ass”! Hell no tweet stays, you big idiot. Time for T&T Government or Private Sector offer Bravo a job, cause he should never remove that tweet.

  25. Donild Trimp June 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    @Mark Adamson – You are the typical educated fool who will feel comfortable living in a society where arbitrary decisions are made by those in authority without following their own rules and regulations.

    You reason like a “BIG IDIOT”.

  26. Cuales Nelz
    Cuales Nelz June 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Stalemate while the Windies continue to dwindle in the doldrums…sad

  27. Miche June 17, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    What bothers me about all this is that we allow all these non playing,,,non earning leaches ,, to come and stop the persons that put all their Blood , Sweat and Tears into generating Money to pay these power crazy infidels,,, They get better treatment than the players,,, Better accommodation,,, and more privileges,,,, When will they realize that all the big mouth drinks ,,the fancy hotel life ,,and other perks,,are paid for by the CRICKETERS,,,,,they do nothing but freelance ,and make players lives miserable……But I put some of the blame on the spineless players,,,, who would not stand behind other players who find themselves on the bad side of these leeches…….United we stand,,,, No Play ,,No Pay…. is not meant for you alone,,,,,,,, If you don’t play ,,,they cant sleep in Five star hotels … when one player is treated unfairly, and sidelined,,,, you all suffer,,,both mentally and emotionally,,, you cannot then give your 100%,,,,so you continue to perform terribly,,,,, Tell me when last one of these leeches ,,,on the board failed to score a fifty…..Take wickets…drop a catch…… is you ,,the players,,, who have to go out in the broiling sun,,,while they bound on television in their Three piece suits,,,,,,, Let them sideline me,,,,, let them ban be from tweeting,,,,or even Not listening to comm entry on radio

  28. Michael Blair Blenman
    Michael Blair Blenman June 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    what is the WICB score for and against in court over the years ? this will be no different ..they will pay in court …because Cameron is an idiot and it wont be his money being paid out he will act dumb …he goes to the media but doesnt want a response on Social Media ? dead wrong …see that statement from Dwayne Bravo lawyers he remains available and ready to play ? that is to help milk the goat yuh they dont release how much they pay in court ? bunch of idiots

  29. Che Risbrooke
    Che Risbrooke June 18, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Cameron rock so, who you feel you is?

  30. Clem June 18, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Why does the Caribbean cricket lovers blame Mr Cameron for cricket affairs when he is not the selectors or the coach. Pakistan
    have a worst organisation than Westindies no home test.Afganistan haven’t got a professional league but produce good players and play with more passion than Westindies discipline is Westindies biggest problem as demonstrated by Darren Bravo until that can be installed in our young men we will continue to decline and bringing back the senior players will not solve the problems because there underachieving arrogance playing 20 20 cricket proceed them compare to other players they are all underachievers check their stats.

  31. Philip Hackett
    Philip Hackett June 18, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Wade I not so sure Haloute discusses the contractual details or performance asessments of his employees on twitter or in the media. Come to think of it nether does the Nation or Barbados today cause I’ve never seen yours.

  32. l.simpson June 18, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I think the whole West Indies board should resigned and let others run it,no one go to watch it anymore, any one answer back to the board they are sacked.I think the Indian cricket board should sued
    them for the $42.millions, because what they do in India was wrong,i think West Indies need to play with the minnows, things not working for them not they no good.I like my West indies cricket i cannot support on one else its the only team that don’t have the old players in they setup because they sacked them without been informing them.

  33. Nathaniel Anderson June 18, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Looks like young Bravo has to make a decision. If he wants to play for us he has to apologize. If Cameron’s interview is as he has presented it, then Bravo must apologize before he can again play for the West Indies. If, as most people think, Cameron​ was not tactful, then they both have to apologize and move on.
    As much as Cameron does not seem to be liked, there is no doubt that under his stewardship the team has failed miserably while the Board has made improvements to how the game is managed and structured.
    Our players need to take greater responsibility for their actions ​and bring our cricket to a respectable world level. Maybe it is time for our players to be rewarded based on their performances. Then we might see an overall mprovemen in the quality of our play.

  34. Christopher Macauley
    Christopher Macauley June 18, 2017 at 2:15 am

    What if he is big and he is an idiot.

  35. W June 18, 2017 at 3:20 am

    You are an idiot, that is why the WIC is dead, you idiot!

  36. harry turnover June 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

    WELL said Cameron…STAY FIRM….if that IDIOT ( Bravo ) used to THINK for himself instead of listening to two of his mediocre countrymen who by the way have ALREADY made it,he would not have been in this situation in the first place.
    Who really is the BIG IDIOT that refused US $ 100,000 to play for the WI to play ONE match and became the official ” towel full of sweat carrier” in the IPL for US $ 75,000 ?
    Who is the BIG IDIOT that CANNOT find a Lawyer UP TO THIS TIME that can make a case for him in a Court of Law? …how many Lawyers have told him that one CANNOT CUSS ya BOSS WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS ? how many Lawyers have told him that Cameron CAN ALSO COUNTER SUE or STILL FIRE HIM ?
    ….and how many people know that if by any chance Bravo wins this case that ANY BODY CAN ALSO DISRESPECT THEIR EMPLOYERS at will and still hold on to their jobs ?

  37. BogoRoy Williams June 18, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I don’t believe Bravo wants to solve the problem. Why can’t Bravo take the tweet down, then both parties meet and try to reach an agreement in terms of the apology. Their appears to be an interpretation problem, as regards what was said by Mr. Carmeron. This is what started the fracar. I wondered how many of us fathers would be very proud of our son calling us, in public, a big idiot, because he has a college degree.

  38. winston devonish June 18, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I believe that Darren Bravo should issue an apology and get on with his profession, bearing in mind that ” a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still”.
    He has made his point so it is time to get on with the business at hand. Certainly he has more to lose than the CWI. The dwindling West Indies cricket fans have come to the realization that we have a long and arduous journey ahead so it will be traveled with or without Darren.
    So the right thing or you would become just a mere footnote in the long history of WEST INDIES CRICKET.

  39. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba June 18, 2017 at 8:23 am


  40. Lisa Beckles
    Lisa Beckles June 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    You can’t publicly insult your superior and expect no repercussions. Where is the world is that acceptable?

  41. Donild Trimp June 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

    @harry turnover – you are even a bigger idiot than the “BIG IDIOT”.

    Everything in your post above is pure garbage. You come over as a complete illiterate.

    Previous to this IPL signing, Darren Bravo declared himself unavailable for all 20/20 tournaments world wide so that he would be available to the WICB for test match duties at considerably less compensation. Why didn’t you bring that up?

    Your limited intellect also restricts your ability to understand that if an organization implements a policy for its administrators to follow when dealing with disciplinary matters, it becomes an ignorant decision to disregard your own rules and regulations when dealing disciplinary matters.

    It just makes no sense.

    Your following false statement shows that you are just a lightweight and lacks common sense and knows nothing about what you are putting forward – “and how many people know that if by any chance Bravo wins this case that ANY BODY CAN ALSO DISRESPECT THEIR EMPLOYERS at will and still hold on to their jobs?”

    Harry Turnover, you are a “BIG IDIOT”

  42. Milli Watt June 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    and the WORSE INDIES will keep loosing. cannot understand why the people of the caribbean continue to support these bottom dwelling parasites…………how is it the likes a this man can be so idol and wield so much power. I wish this team to LOOSE every single match in the future and the international body put them out and be done with this. This is the extent of the so called management we got in the caribbean………… poor

  43. Robertson S. Henry June 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm


    You want Darren Bravo to take down the tweet labeling you the biggest idiot. Fair enough!!!

    But no one has heard you apologize publicly for the wrong and misleading statements that you made concerning Darren Bravo.

    Fair is fair … if Bravo has to apologize and I support that … so you must you Dave Cameron must apologize for the wrong statements that you made in your capacity as president of Cricket West Indies.

    Remember Dave Cameron … respect is a two-way street and justice must be done … not seem to be done so you owe the cricketing world an apology.

    On a matter of principle you should resign for making erroneous statements about a player … information that you should have had in your capacity as president of Cricket West Indies.

    #DaveCameron #CricketWestIndies #DarrenBravo

  44. Francis June 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Bravo must look at the bigger picture, mature up, and move on. It will only continue to hurt his career in the short to long term as there are others competing to take his place. Too often our own egos are our biggest obstacles to personal and professional development.

  45. Deryck ramkhelawan June 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The players needs to be more responsible and play cricket. Prove to the CWI that you deserve more by start winning. Improve your individual performance and play as a team not a side. The bravos and others are ungrateful to WI cricket. CWI is right time to stamp out selfishness and bring back pride and commitment only then we will start to see results.

  46. Eddie Forde June 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I accept that Bravo might have tweeted that message, but what he said is correct.Who does Cameron think he is? Does he think that he is the almighty? These people have huge egoes and when they get into power it goes to their heads. The WICB and the selectors are indeed idiots. while they are punishing Bravo they are punishing the whole WI side and making us weaker. They are the ones that should be apologising to the people of the West Indies for not improving our game and standards in World cricket. If Bravo is guilty of the Tweet he should be fined and spend a period of suspension and that should have been the end of it. But no, they have prolonged the issue and WI cricket has suffered for it. The selectors have brought in a number of unworthy player who they hoped would get lucky and fill Bravo’s place but were found llacking. Bravo migt not have fullfilled his true potential. but he is a lot better than the other batsmen that they have tried to replace him with. The WICB always seem to pick fights with their best players and eventually lose theminstead of compromising with them.

  47. Ed Lewis June 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Now its bravo later its someone else and the saga continues ztop it now and it goes no further thank you all veey much plain and simple

  48. Nigel R June 19, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Yes Bravo is wrong but he is not the issue. For the last six or seven years, there has been a consistent trend of the WICB keeping players out of the team for absolutely ridiculous reasons. They come up with these ridiculous rules (like players who don’t play in the local 50 over completion cannot play ODIs) just to keep their best players out of the team. Imagine is Brazil said Neymar cannot represent them because he plays his football in Spain. The problem with west Indies cricket is simply management. Cameron and some other board members have a dictatorship mentality and they believe anyone who doesn’t agree with everything they is a threat to them. Phil Simmons was a very good coach and exactly what the team needed and the team made progress under him. But they fired him and I am pretty sure that had a lot to do with the fact that he voiced his disappointment about the fact that the best players were not being selected. All that will happen not is that they will continue to pick B rated or inexperienced cricketers who don’t have senior players in d dressing room to help guide them in international cricket. As soon as they mature and gain any kind of international recognition and IPL or any or big competition comes calling, they too will be discarded and another set of B rated cricketers selected. Thus, the slide continues down and down some more. I WILL NOT BE WATCHING ANOTHER CRICKET MATCH INVOLVING WI UNTIL DAVE CAMERON HAS RESIGNED.

  49. Tony June 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Respect to all but how can the cricketer be punished before the disciplinary committee meets and according to high and mighty Cameron there is no guarantee the young cricketer with a promising average may still be in the out house after the tweet comes down

  50. Carl Regis June 20, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Gayle… Sarwan … Chanderpaul … Bravo … Sammy … Ramdin …Bravo … and on and on. So the problem is the players?? Not the management?? When will it end??… who will save our cricket … from the MANAGERS????


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