Taylor's turn to hit out at WICB now

The pacer, contracted with the Pune Warriors, who last played for the West Indies in June 2010, was ignored for the ODI series against Pakistan.

Taylor said the back injury that he picked up during the domestic first-class competition earlier this year “was nothing to keep me out for too long.”

“I had asked the WICB for an NOC due to the fact that I wasn’t a contracted player with the WICB. I was in a preparation camp for the four-day tournament and didn’t get selected in the 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup, which none of the selectors said anything to me about even though I was fit enough to be preparing for the first-class competition.

“I wasn’t sure I was going to be selected, so I had to keep my options open. It was a case where I didn’t want to be at home waiting to be selected, not get picked and let this opportunity pass me for a third year in a row,” he told a website.

Taylor said the Board did not contact him while he was recovering but got in touch once he landed in India for the IPL.

In five IPL matches, Taylor has taken six wickets at 26.16. “I’m not sure what they (selectors) are thinking right now but what can I do more than go out there and perform?

That’s my focus right now. I have to make sure I’m performing and I’m fit, and the rest is left in their hands.”

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