Mumbai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) demanded nearly $42 million from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the West Indies team’s sudden pulling out from a series against India, last month. The WICB looks at fiscal ruin after this demand from BCCI. The West Indies players in the captaincy of Dwayne Bravo pulled out of the series that was planned for five ODIs, one Twenty20 and three Tests against India afterwards the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on October 17, showing a resist over player’s contracts with the WICB.
A spokesperson for the WICB justified that they had got a letter from the BCCI as they made estimations of the losses from the early end of the Caribbean’s tour of India. India has already cancelled all scheduled tours with WICB and invited Sri Lanka as a substitute to play a five-match ODI series which started today at 1:30 pm in Cuttack.
“The consequences of cancellation of a committed home Tour during the biggest festival season Diwali in India is a monumental disaster for the BCCI,” Sanjay Patel of secretary of the BCCI, wrote in the letter. “It is during this season that our partners derive the most value from their rights. The BCCI holds the WICB responsible and liable for all such consequences and intends to enforce its rights to seek compensation from the WICB to the fullest extent permissible in law.” Patel added.
ICC (International Cricket Council), the governing body of the Cricket has showed its worry about the dispute, but they also added that they cannot interrupt until the matter was mentioned to them.
The agreement was signed without giving any knowledge to the leading test players that caused a conflict between WICB and West Indies players. West Indies said that this would result in a massive financial loss for them.