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Walsh calls for diplomatic resolution to impasse with WIPA president 

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 9:13 PM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:‎

Former West Indies captain, Courtney Walsh, believes that the wrong approach was taken by Dwayne Bravo and other elite members of the West Indies team in their impasse with the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds.

Walsh, speaking at Thursday's 10th staging of the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence in Sport, offered his support for Hinds and called for a more diplomatic resolution to the issues.

"I'm not saying whether it's wrong or right but I think the approach is the wrong approach from the players' perspective," said Walsh.

In an exchange of email, Bravo, speaking on behalf of the elite players, raised concern about Hinds' part in the recently signed collective bargaining agreement between WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board.

Bravo rejected Hinds' leadership and called for him to step down following issues with the sponsorship payment that the WIPA president claimed all the West Indies players had agreed to.

The new deal has the players foregoing payments towards enhancing the pay structure of 90 regional first-class cricketers.

Hinds, who has rejected claims that he didn't seek the input of the players has dismissed the calls for his resignation.‎

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