West Indies Will Play in ICC World Cup, Says Official

Cricket World Cup chief executive John Harnden is confident that despite the pay-related turmoil in West Indies cricket, the team will participate in the ICC World Cup next year.

updated: October 28, 2014 10:59 IST
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Veterans club: Darren Sammy (left) and Dwayne Bravo in a discussion during a training session in India. The team pulled out of the tour before playing all scheduled matches.


Sydney: Cricket World Cup chief executive John Harnden said on Tuesday that he was confident the West Indies would play in next year's tournament, despite their shock withdrawal from a tour of India.

The West Indies cut short their India tour this month over an internal pay dispute, despite a fifth and final one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still to be played.

The situation has raised doubts as to whether the Caribbean side will be able to fulfil its upcoming international engagements, including a tour of South Africa followed by the World Cup. (Australia worried after West Indies pull out of India tour)

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