CRICKET: West Indies Board in US$40m pickle
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to find nearly US$42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stemming from the aborted tour of India earlier this month.
The BCCI told the WICB that its losses as a result of the aborted tour had been estimated at US$41.97 million, and gave the regional Board 15 days in which to come up with a plan of compensation.
The BCCI had announced two weeks ago it would seek compensation from the WICB for losses sustained as a result of the cancelled tour.
The West Indies players abandoned the tour following a bitter wrangle with both the WICB and the Wavell Hinds-led West Indies Players Association over the new terms of the recently negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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