WIPA seeks apology from Windies Board


The West Indies Players Association (WIPA), whose dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to a boycott of the opening Test against Bangladesh by senior players, is now demanding an apology for alleged mismanagement.

WIPA in a statement laced with sarcasm, and under the heading, “We Apologise”, has made it clear that the players will not be backing down in its dispute with the WICB -- and will not apologise.

Instead, they believe it is the WICB which should be showing contrition and listed a host of grievances against the board.

The statement from WIPA followed a strongly-worded letter from the WICB addressed to the players requesting that they apologise or face non-selection for the ICC Champions’ Trophy to be staged this September in South Africa.

CARICOM intervention

The cricketers have written to the Caribbean Community Governments (CARICOM) seeking its intervention, adds PTI from Port of Spain.

In another significant development, WICB agreed to pay the money it owes to the protesting cricketers under the existing contract but ruled out a fresh negotiation.

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