West Indies Pick Chris Gayle for South Africa Tour, Denesh Ramdin Stays Captain

A November 18 deadline has been given to the West Indies players to sign contracts after they quit India four matches into a five-game one-day series in October due to a pay dispute between players and the Board, with a Twenty20 international and three Tests to play.

Updated: November 13, 2014 13:05 IST
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St John's, Antigua and Barbuda: West Indies named a full-strength squad to tackle South Africa on Wednesday but gave players a November 18 deadline to sign contracts after the last tour of India was abandoned over a pay dispute.

The 16-man Test squad will be skippered by Denesh Ramdin and is due to play three Tests in December and January before three Twenty20 internationals and five one-dayers.

"All players selected have been notified of their selection and that their selection is contingent upon their signing of the match tour contract which was sent to each player selected on Tuesday, November 11," said a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) statement. (Also read: WICB apologises to BCCI over tour boycott)

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