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CRICKET: West Indies pulling out of Indian tour

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Leighton Levy, Gleaner Writer



The West Indies tour of India is to end early than planned as the ongoing payment dispute between the West Indies senior players and their union, the West Indies Players' Association shows no sign of being resolved.




The current match being played in Dharamsala will be the last game of the series, which was scheduled to have a fifth ODI, a Twenty20 international as well as three Test matches.



According to media reports, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has confirmed that the West Indies has pulled out of the series.



The official said the West Indies team management informed the board of its decision Friday.



According to the official, the BCCI was trying to find another team as a replacement, with Sri Lanka being the favourite.



"They have withdrawn their team and this (development) has come abruptly. We received an e-mail from Richie Richardson, the West Indies team manager, only this morning," ESPNcricnfo reported the official as saying.



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