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CRICKET: WICB sends letter of apology to BCCI

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 11:56 AM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says it has received a letter of apology from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the sudden end to its tour of India.



BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel, confirmed the WICB’s letter of apology for the decision by its players to pull-out in the middle of the tour due to an internal pay dispute.



Patel says the letter from the WICB wants the two boards to resolve the issue through the Disputes Committee.



The BCCI is seeking nearly us$42 million from the WICB as compensation for the aborted tour.



And reports from India have quoted a reliable source in the BCCI as saying that the board has informally proposed to WICB to hand over 50 per cent of its income earned through revenue sharing from the International Cricket Council, ICC, until 2023.



It is estimated that WICB stands to gain us$100 million from the ICC during the next eight-year cycle, and BCCI wants at least US$50 million of that amount to compensate for the loss of revenue.



The BCCI has decided to reply to the WICB's letter after consulting with its members during the annual general meeting in Chennai on November 20.



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