Grenada PM Willing to Act as Mediator Between WICB, Players

West Indies Cricket Board and national players are at loggerheads over a pay-related dispute which resulted in the team cutting short their India tour.

updated: October 25, 2014 12:49 IST
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Playing alone? West Indies team in a practice session during their controversial tour of India.


Bridgetown: Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has said he is prepared to act as a mediator in the ongoing pay dispute between the cricketers, West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that led to abandoning of the India tour by the team last week. (BCCI hits back, cancels tours to West Indies)

Mitchell's comments came even as the WICB directors prepared to meet here Tuesday in an emergency meeting to assess the fall-out from the players' unprecedented move, especially after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Tuesday decided to suspend all bilateral tours and initiate legal action against the Caribbean board, reports Caribbean Media Corporation. (West Indies players allowed to participate in IPL)

"I don’t understand this one, I assume all the facts are not available, I can’t believe what appears to be on the surface is really the issue, there must be something more significant than this. Something is not right,” Mitchell said Monday.

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