CRICKET: CARICOM diplomacy the answer, says Findlay
Former West Indies chief selector Mike Findlay believes CARICOM’s help is needed to save the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) from the multimillion-dollar pay-out to the Indian Cricket Board.
The Indian Cricket Board has demanded nearly US$42 million as compensation after the West Indies players aborted the tour following the fourth One-Day International in Dharamsala on October 17.
The players were protesting the conditions of the new playing contracts which they said would have resulted in up to a 75 per cent reduction in their earnings.
Findlay says it is important that a high level regional delegation travel to India to engage the Indian government in talks over the issue.
Findlay says while the Indian Cricket Board’s claim was understandable, the WICB needs to use all diplomatic channels to get the Indians to renege on their demand.
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