West Indies to cancel its ongoing tour of India

BCCI shocked and disappointed at decision of WICB

 West Indies v Australia - ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to cancel its ongoing tour of India on Friday over a payment dispute with West Indies players. The West Indies tour of India will replaced by Sri Lanka as decided by BCCI. Sri Lanka cricket accepted BCCI’s invitation to play five ODIs start from November 1, 2014.

“India wanted us to play a T20I as well but we decided that with World Cup only a few months away playing 5 ODIs would be beneficial,” the SLC said.

WICB decided to end the tour after the 4th ODI and will not play the last one day, also the only T-20 match and the Test series comprises of 3 matches. The BCCI has expressed shocked and disappointed at the WICB’s decision to cut short the ongoing tour. The withdrawal of the series by WICB will surely cause a ruthless impact on the relations with BCCI.

“The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has informed the BCCI of its decision to cancel the rest of its ongoing tour to India because of a dispute with its players, and has advised the BCCI that its players will return home immediately,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said.

The BCCI wishes to inform all its stakeholders, especially the fans of India that the decision taken by the WICB and its players to cut down the remaining tour is a unilateral decision, in spite of several attempts made by BCCI to carry on their remaining all matches and complete the series.

The details of the venue and fixtures against Sri Lanka will be announced soon.

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