West Indies cricketers opted not to proceed with strike action yesterday, but are demanding the immediate resignation of West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) president and chief executive officer Wavell Hinds.
Hours before taking the field for the first One-Day International (ODI) against India in Kochi, the players sent another strongly-worded letter to Hinds insisting that their decision to play the match should not in any way be construed as an acceptance of what they claimed were unreasonable terms and conditions in the recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) and collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
“We the players have now lost all confidence in your ability to properly represent the players in any meaningful way and as such, we are calling on the officers of WIPA and any of those who may have a conflict of interest to tender their resignations unconditionally, with immediate effect,” the players said in their letter to Hinds.
“This would allow us the right to seek the necessary advice of professional advisors who we have confidence in and take the necessary course of action as we see fit.” (HG)
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