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CRICKET: WICB to appoint Task Force to probe Windies pull-out of Indian tour

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 10:20 AM

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will establish a Task Force to probe the circumstances that led to the dramatic pull out by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India.



Following an emergency meeting of Directors in Barbados yesterday, the WICB said the Task Force would meet with all parties including the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the players, before reporting its findings to the board.



The WICB made the announcement hours after the the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it would initiate legal proceedings against them following the sudden pull out by the senior West Indies cricketers.



The WICB has also agreed to request a meeting with the BCCI.



The BCCI also disclosed that all bilateral tours by India to the West Indies have been suspended.



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



West Indies players pulled out of the tour of India because they are angry with WIPA over a change in their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WICB.



The players claimed that the new agreement has resulted in a drastic reduction in their earnings.



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