Port of Spain, Trinidad: Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be fully explained.
The one-day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing to resolve a contracts and pay dispute with players union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA).
"We also need to realise this is a players' issue, not a WICB issue," Ganga told the Trinidad Express newspaper. "What I must say is a crisis doesn't happen overnight. I am not privy to all the details, but we must recognise that this issue emanated from within the WIPA and there would have been some approach to address it as it is my understanding there was continuous dialogue with the players who were there."