Muirhead – Dispute to be resolved soon
St. John’s, Antigua — A dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over an abandoned series could be resolved before the end of June, WICB CEO Michael Muirhead has indicated.
Muirhead is reporting that discussions between the WICB and BCCI have been progressing well and a final agreement could be reached later this month during a meeting in Barbados.
The BCCI is claiming US$42 million in compensation after West Indies cricketers, led by Dwayne Bravo, abandoned the Test and ODI series in India last year.
“Discussions have been going very well,” Muirhead was quoted by the Express in a brief telephone interview.
“When we meet in Barbados this month we are hoping to have a resolution finalized and documented. Beyond that I can’t say anything”.
Last year, tensions between the BCCI and the WICB erupted when Windies pulled out of the five-match series after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on October 17 due a pay dispute.
The BCCI subsequently slapped the US$42 million claim on the WICB and also suspended bilateral relations with the WICB until the dispute is resolved.
The meeting, between WICB and BCCI, will take place on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Annual Conference which will take place in Bridgetown from June 22-26.
“It will be separate,” Muirhead explained.
“This is a BCCI and WICB issue and we will deal with it with BCCI while they are here”.