Darren Bravo has been issued a notice from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in which the batsman’s match contract has been cancelled for his controversial tweet on board president Dave Cameron.
The left-handed batsman took to Twitter to express his frustration after Cameron in an interview said that the batsman was offered a grade C contract due to his poor batting average.
Hurt by the comments, Bravo tweeted:“You have been failing 4 d last 4yrs. Y don`t u resign and FYI I`ve neva been given an A contract. Big idiot @davec51.”
Bravo, who has played 94 ODIs and 49 Tests, was also sent home from the Zimbabwe tour earlier this week for his remarks. WICB’s Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus, in an e-mail on Friday, also told the batsmen that he could face further action if he does not delete his tweet and apologise for his action by Saturday.
“It has come to our attention that on November 11, 2016 you published a tweet on your Twitter account (@DMBravo46) disparaging the President of the West Indies Cricket Board,” Pybus said in an e-mail. to the cricketer. “We would expect as a senior West Indian cricketer, that you would recognise that your decision to vent your frustration online, as well as to denigrate the President of the WICB, was inappropriate and unacceptable as well as contrary to your contractual obligations to the WICB.
“Clause 9.3.1 of your match/tour contract provides that in default by you in respect of your obligations under the contract, WICB may in its absolute discretion cancel the contract by written notice to the Cricketer. In light therefore of your breach of your obligations to WICB in clause 22.214.171.124 of your match/tour contract, the letter serves as a written notice that your match/tour contract is hereby cancelled.”
Pybus also said the player should never in tweet something like this in future that can cause embarrassment to the West Indies cricket.
Pybus said:”We also request you immediately remove the highlighted tweet from your account, and desist from tweeting about WICB officials in the future. We further request that you acknowledge, via your Twitter account, the impropriety of your actions and your recognition that your decision to publicly express your views on social media was not conduct befitting of a West Indies cricketer.
“I strongly discourage you from continuing to use Twitter or other social networking sites in a manner which might cause embarrassment to the West Indies Cricket Team, the West Indies Cricket Board or any official of the West Indies Cricket Board and which can potentially bring the game into disrepute.
“I ask that you also note that any further such action on your part, including failure to comply with our request above by 4 p.m. Eastern Caribbean time on November 12, 2016, may result in further disciplinary action, including referral to the WICB Disciplinary Committee,” he concluded.
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