WICB sends apology letter to BCCI for the abandoned tour

Shashi / 11 November 2014

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel has early on said that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent a letter of regret and apology for the sudden termination of the tour of India to West Indies, by their players following after an internal payment dispute.

Claimed as a shameful incident in the history of World Cricket, the Indian team was bound to leave the West Indian side after the feeling of utter disgust ion and despair followed the Indian camp. Humiliation was all over the camp of Indians as they took their flights and left out for their nation as the West Indies fellow cricketers refused to play any further, thereby, making the WICB declare the series to an abrupt end. It was not only the lump sum of capital in the form of money and property services that was lost in these procedures, but also the egos of the players and the BCCI officials and all Indians that were hurt and disrupted.

As a result of which, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received a letter from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) a couple of days ago. It was also mentioned that they are apologetic and were severely bankrupt and that they urged the BCCI to resolve the corresponding and complacent issues through the assigned Disputes Committee, Sanjay Patel told the media persons and journalists at the Cricket Centre the following day.

However though, there are further reports from a reliable source in the BCCI that the world’s richest cricket body has informally proposed to WICB to part with the 50 per cent of their income that is earned through various revenues sharing of ICC till 2023.

It is thereby estimated that the WICB stands to gain 100 million US dollars from the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the next eight year cycle and that BCCI wants at least 50 million US dollars of that through instalment scheme to cover up for the loss of revenues. BCCI has thus decided to reply after consulting with its fellow members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai on coming 20th November.

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