West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels contested Dwayne Bravo's claim that he had agreed to abide by any decision taken by his team - including leaving the India tour before schedule. In an interview to ESPNCricinfo, the 33-year-old Jamaican further said that the entire salary row was mis-handled by all parties involved - West Indies Players Association (WIPA), the cricket board (WICB) and the players themselves.
Taking on skipper Bravo's claim that Samuels was part of a 'unanimous' team decision, Samuels revealed that he had never given his word. ('West Indies will participate in World Cup')
"No, I did not say that I am going to stand by any decision," he said. "Because nobody asked me questions like that. It is up to the individual to say okay I am with you. You had people in the room that didn't even open their mouth or say anything."