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WICB, WIPA, Players' Representatives Meet In Kingston

Andre Russell
Andre Russell attended the meeting in Jamaica
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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and representatives of West Indian players met in Kingston yesterday (26th October).

Representatives of the three parties came together following West Indies' withdrawal from their tour of India earlier this month.

Following an internal dispute over pay, the team left India with five matches still remaining.

Subsequently, the Indian board (BCCI) has threatened legal action against the WICB and suspended tours between the two teams.

At an emergency meeting in Kingston, the three parties concerned met to try to work out a way forward.

"The meeting was cordial, positive and fruitful and discussions will continue in an effort to find a way forward following the premature end of the tour of India," a statement released on behalf of all three parties said.

The WICB was represented by president Dave Cameron, director Don Wehby and attorney Luke Hamel-Smith QC.

Representing the WIPA was president and chief executive officer Wavell Hinds, secretary Wayne Lewis and attorney Patrick Foster QC.

The players who were on the tour of India - with the exception of Marlon Samuels - were represented by attorney Ralph Thorne QC.

Thorne also represented the interests of Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Lendl Simmons, who either missed the tour or returned home during it.

Andre Russell and Jason Holder also attended the meeting.

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