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CRICKET: BCCI suspends all bilateral tours to West Indies

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2014 | 10:24 PM

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has called an emergency meeting after India suspended all bilateral tours to West Indies, in response to the visitors pulling out of their India tour.



The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working committee made the decision earlier today.



India were expected to play five series against West Indies in the next eight years, including four visits to the Caribbean.



The West Indies one-day players followed through with threats to quit the tour after the fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Dharamsala on Friday, with one more ODI, a Twenty20 and three tests remaining.



While a BCCI release made no specific mention of any claim for damages, the Indian board will also initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).



The board statement also did not mention any action against West Indies players who participate in the India Premier League.



The players were unlikely to be suspended from participation in the league, with franchises backing them.



The working committee meeting in Hyderabad was convened to discuss the aftermath of West Indies' pullout.



The members unanimously felt that strong action needed to be taken against WICB in order to prevent recurrence of such an event.



Former West Indies player Colin Croft says the fallout is a very serious situation.



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