BCCI receive letter of apology from West Indies

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has today confirmed that it received a letter of apology from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over the recent and sudden cancelation of the tour of India.

The Windies withdrawal from the tour came about after an internal pay dispute and senior players took the decision to cancel the remaining fixtures.

Sanjay Patel, the secretary of the BCCI said on Monday that they have received a letter of apology from the WICB over the cancellation mid tour, with five fixtures remaining, which included three Tests.

Patel said: “We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago.

“It said that they are apologetic and bankrupt and they urged us to resolve the issue through the Disputes Committee.”

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Furthermore to this debacle, it is being reported in India that a reliable source from the BCCI has informally proposed that the WICB split their income earned through revenue sharing of ICC till 2023 with India to cover loss of revenue from the tour. 

The abandoning of the ODI series by the West Indies has been branded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as 'unacceptable', as confirmed by the BBC. 

As a result, cricket’s world governing body held a meeting in Dubai and released a statement saying boycotts ‘adversely affect the financial viability of the sport itself.'

The Windies players could risk their places in the Indian Premier League should it happen again.

World Cup 

India are currently in the middle of a five match ODI series with Sri Lanka, with a Test Series coming up against Australia followed by a ODI Tri-Series with England and Australia in preparation for the cricket World Cup.

India who are the current World Champions, will need all the pre-tournament matches they get to be in with a bid to successfully defend their crown, as the World Cup starts in 94 days.

The World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will commence on Friday 13.

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