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India adamant over West Indies demands

BCCI, November 5 2014: The Board of Control for Cricket in India is adamant it will pursue the £26.2m demanded from the West Indies Cricket Board.

The BCCI is asking for compensation after West Indies players abandoned a tour of India in October in a dispute with their own board over pay.

“There has been a direct and disastrous impact to India,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said.

“The collateral damage to the BCCI and its stakeholders is irreparable.”

West Indies left India four matches into a five-game one-day international series, with a Twenty20 and three Tests still to play.

“BCCI has always believed that all the fellow members of the cricketing fraternity are interdependent to grow this glorious game and West Indies in particular has been an integral part of our fabric,” Patel added.

“We tried our level best to survive the series and I had to personally dash to Kochi before the first ODI to intervene and ensure that the match took place.

“Unfortunately, WICB chose to ignore the consequences at that stage and created an avoidable situation.”

Source: BBC Sports

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