BCCI claims damages worth Rs 250 crore ($42m) from WICB
BCCI demands Rs. 250 crore ($42 million) as a damage claim from the West Indies Cricket Board because of their mid-series pull-out due to a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricketers. West Indies Cricket plunged into an unprecedented crisis following the decision of the team to not to go ahead after the fourth one-day played in Dharamsala.
“I have sent a letter to the WICB claiming damages to the tune of Rs 250 crore (USD 42 million). I have already sent them the letter demanding the compensation for pulling out of the bilateral series despite repeated requests and assurances of helping them out,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI on Saturday.
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West Indies were scheduled to play a five-match ODI series, a one-off T20 match at Cuttack and a three-match Test series at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. However, the side played just four of the five ODIs and pulled out of the tour with the T20 and Test series remaining.
“The BCCI calls upon the WICB to formally inform the BCCI, in writing, of the steps it intends to take to compensate the BCCI towards the losses quantified above as well as those losses yet to be quantified by the BCCI in relation to the cancelled WICB tour,” said the letter, signed by Mr. Patel.
He added, “When they pulled out of the tour did they seek our permission?”