Barbados: Shivnarine Chanderpaul has claimed the West Indies selectors asked him to quit at the conclusion of the World Cup and that he was dropped from the West Indies team when he refused to comply. Chanderpaul's allegation forms part of a letter he's written to WICB chief Ernest Hilaire - the second such communication over the past few days - in which he's sought explanations for various issues that are at the centre of the current controversy in West Indian cricket.
The controversy was kicked off by comments made by Hilaire on April 25. Two days later, Chanderpaul reacted to that with a letter addressed to Hilaire seeking a few clarifications. Hilaire responded on April 29, stating that his comments on cricketers did not name individual players and were based on reports and public comments made by previous coaches.
Hilaire also stated that Chanderpaul "has been and remains a valued member of the West Indies first team squad".