Marlon Samuels Hits Back at Dwayne Bravo as West Indies Crisis Deepens

Marlon Samuels alleges that he wanted Dwayne Bravo to inform the public about the details of the pay dispute with their cricket board but it was turned down. The all-rounder also says he never agreed to stand by any decision taken by the team during the India tour.

updated: October 28, 2014 11:13 IST
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Friends no more? Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels in happier times.


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."

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