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Bravo backs Sammy

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Dwayne Bravo

DELHI, India (CMC):

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has spoken out in support of West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy, who faces possible disciplinary action for publicly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the regional team won the T20 World Cup in India on Sunday.

Bravo says he and the rest of the champion West Indies T20 side are in full support of Sammy, who hit out at the WICB for its lack of support to the players.

"The most unprofessional board"

In an exclusive Skype interview from India with Trinidad and Tobago's CNC3 television yesterday, Bravo described the WICB as "the most unprofessional board" in the world.

"The players feel hurt, and the time has come where we cannot take it anymore, and someone needs to put a stop to it because the cricket is being run by people who do not have the interest of West Indies cricket at heart," Bravo said.

Sammy faces possible disciplinary action after a statement from the WICB described his comments as "inappropriate" and promised an investigation.

"I was not surprised by Sammy's speech. I think we had enough as players. A lot of people don't understand what we go through as players dealing with our board," said Bravo.

"It is the most unprofessional board in the world, and I think Sammy spoke from his heart."