Hyderabad, Oct 21:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.
“We will write to the ICC informing them about the conduct of the WICB,” BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur said after a BCCI working committee meeting here Tuesday.
Thakur, who is also the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president confirmed that BCCI will send a notice to the WICB to claim the financial and image-related damages it suffered following the Caribbean side calling off the tour after the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Dharamsala.
“We will be sending a notice to WICB to claim damages which the BCCI suffered both financially as well as loss of face and to inform them about our decision to suspend all bilateral tours,” Thakur said.
The West Indies players chose not to complete the tour because of an ongoing payment structure dispute with the WICB and the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA).
The West Indies were yet to play the fifth ODI at Kolkata and a one-off Twenty20 International at Cuttack followed by three Tests at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad when their players decided to withdraw from the tour.
Sri Lanka have decided to fill the void in the cricket calendar and will tour India for five ODIs, starting Nov 2.