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Have no mercy on Windies cricket rebels

Published:Saturday | November 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am saddened at the state of West Indies cricket. the thoughtless and irresponsible actions of our players on the recent India tour have made us the laughing stock of the world.

The West Indies started playing Test cricket in 1928, and this is the first time a tour has had to be abandoned. Was the strike justified? Certainly not. The players had no dispute with their employers, the West Indies Cricket Board, the disagreement was with their union.

The sensible thing to have done was to finish the tour and settle the disagreement with the West Indies Players' Association.

Their irresponsible action has put the West Indies Cricket Board in a very serious financial problem. The board needs to send a strong signal for behaviour of this nature.

The players who took part in this disgraceful action should never represent the West Indies again. Those players do not have the passion and pride to move the West Indies forward. Their Test ranking is eighth.

No type of governance will work if there is player indiscipline.

LINDEN NEIL

Kingston 17