Talks Between WICB And WIPA Find Resolution

Talks Between WICB And WIPA Find Resolution
Talks Between WICB And WIPA Find Resolution
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The dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies' Players Association (WIPA) has been resolved, with the result that the striking players are to make themselves available once again for selection.

"After discussion, the two Parties have reached agreement on immediate mediation of the dispute between them," a statement from the board read.

"While the mediation will derive its authority from the Agreement of the Parties, both the WICB and WIPA thanked the Chairman for his good offices."

The talks were chaired by Bharrat Jagdeo, Chairman of CARICOM.

"Both parties have taken this step mindful of the interests of their respective Organisations, but conscious also of their wider responsibilities to the people of the West Indies and the international sport of Cricket.

"They have also agreed that, in consultation with the Mediator, they will each nominate a Facilitator from among their membership to assist the Mediator in his interaction with the Parties. The Mediation team, with administrative assistance from the CARICOM Secretariat, will begin work immediately.

"It was agreed that in the light of the Mediation Agreement which the Parties expect to lead to the resolution of outstanding issues all the players will make themselves available for selection."

After the West Indies were unable to select any of their first-choice players for the recent series against Bangladesh, losing both Tests to go down 2-0.

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