West Indies Players are in strike over pay dispute

Tags: West Indies tour of India, 2014-15, West Indies, India, India Vs West Indies 1st ODI at Kochi, Oct 8, 2014

Published on: Oct 08, 2014

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The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, West Indies players are planning to go on a strike, in protest against West Indies Players Association (WIPA)

The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a Twenty20 international. The Windies team also skipped their final pre-match practice session and the press conference that was to follow, creating quite a stir ahead of the first ODI.The WICB issued a press release in response on Tuesday evening, stating an apology "to the fans, the BCCI and all other stakeholders should the first ODI be disrupted as a result of player action. The WICB is making every effort to ensure that it fulfills all its commitments and that cricket is played.

The players are of the view that as a matter of principle, we should not accept these conditions whereby we are being asked to play a series against India without any certainty of what are our obligations and what we will be playing for.

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