NEW DELHI: India’s cricket board Saturday introduced the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties with the West Indies, saying its workforce will journey to the Caribbean for a Check collection later this yr.
“The BCCI (Board of Management for Cricket in India) and the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) have resolved excellent points arising out of the abandonment of the tour of the West Indies staff to India in 2014,” the BCCI stated in a press release launched to the media.
“With this understanding, bilateral collection as a part of the Future Excursions Programme shall be resumed with the Indian cricket workforce touring the West Indies in July-August, 2016 for a 4 match check collection,” it added.
Earlier this month India’s board dropped a $forty two million damages declare towards the West Indies over the deserted 2014 tour after the workforce agreed to return to play in India subsequent yr.
The large damages declare lodged by the BCCI had threatened to cripple the money-strapped West Indies, which has been at loggerheads with its personal gamers.
“BCCI is glad to renew their bilateral ties with the WICB,” Anurag Thakur, BCCI’s Honorary Secretary, stated within the assertion.
The West Indies gamers flew residence from India in October 2014 when an extended-operating pay dispute got here to a head in the midst of the tour.
The 2 groups had been on account of play 5 ODIs, three Check matches and a T20 worldwide, however the vacationers refused to play on after the primary 4 ODIs, with captain Dwayne Bravo main a revolt by the gamers.
Bravo was subsequently sacked as skipper and has since been an outspoken critic of the West Indies board.
After captaining the West Indies to victory within the remaining of the World Twenty20 in Kolkata earlier this month, Darren Sammy took a swipe on the governing physique over what he stated was a scarcity of help for the gamers.
The board slapped Sammy down but in addition introduced plans for talks with senior gamers, lots of whom haven’t performed Check cricket since 2014, turning out as an alternative in profitable home T20 tournaments.
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