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CRICKET: West Indies First policy remains intact, says CEO

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 2:33 PM

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says its West Indies First policy remains intact despite the decision by two players not to be considered for selection for the Test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend.



Former chairman of selectors Michael Findlay had challenged a WICB statement which said the players’ decision would have no adverse effect on their future selection.



However, the WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead says the governing body had to take responsibility for this particular situation.



Muirhead says the players are usually on leave at this time but the WICB has infringed on that break and has to be lenient.



A notable omission from the 13 man squad announced last Friday was off-spinner Sunil Narine, who is expected to represent Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20.



That competition runs from September 13 to October 14 in India.



He will be joined by Jamaica all-rounder Andre Russell, who also opted out of consideration for the upcoming series to represent Knight Riders.



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