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Don't give a dime to WICB bailout

Published:Wednesday | November 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We are all disturbed by the recent premature ending of West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) tour of India by its senior team and the consequences being faced as a result.

It is a travesty of justice that these same players who precipitated the grand mess in which WICB now finds itself, by unilaterally withdrawing from the tour, are now being absolved from responsibility for their action under a non-victimisation agreement reached with the board.

To make matters worse, apparently some of these very players are now using the time made available by ending the tour early to earn even more money than they would have been making in India by plying their trade in South Africa.

In the meantime, we hear that the WICB is planning to approach CARICOM for assistance in satisfying the claim for compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCIC). It is not clear what form of assistance is being sought, but we can only hope that no thought will be given by Jamaica to contribute any money towards satisfying the BCIC's understandable claim for losses arising, whether directly or indirectly.