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Confusion Reigns In Dharamshala

Darren Sammy
Could the West Indies remain in India after all?
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The West Indian tour of India may yet continue despite a statement earlier from the Indian board (BCCI) saying that the tourists would be returning home after the fourth One-Day International in Dharamshala.

The West Indians were expected to play no further matches following an internal dispute over pay, only for a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) statement to claim the tour is still on.

"The West Indies advises, that, contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision to dicontinue the ongoing tour to India," it read.

"The WICB will make a further statement following the conclusion of the fourth One Day International which is in progress."

This followed a joint announcement by the BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket confirming a five-match ODI series between the two sides beginning on 1st November.

If the West Indian tour continues, with one more ODI, a Twenty20 International and three Tests still to play, the Sri Lankan series would likely be shelved.

However, following the completion of the match, it does look as if the tour is off and the West Indians will be returing home.

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