BCCI Takes Hard Line Against WICB

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The BCCI has suspended bilateral tours between India and the West Indies
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The Indian board (BCCI) says it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has suspended bilateral tours between India and the West Indies.

The board met in Hyderabad following the West Indies' withdrawal from their tour of India last week.

Following an internal dispute over pay, the West Indies left India partway through their series, leaving five matches - a One-Day International, a Twenty20 International and three Tests - unplayed.

As well as India inviting Sri Lanka to play in a hastily-arranged five-match ODI series in November, the board will now pursue a legal claim against their West Indian counterparts.

They have also suspended bilateral tours between the two countries. India are next due to tour the Caribbean in 2016.

"BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour," a BCCI press release confirmed.

"All Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended."

The BCCI also confirmed that Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad will be the venues for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

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