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Break comes at the right time for MSD

Written By kom nampultig on Jumat, 24 Oktober 2014 | 21.25

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper MS Dhoni opted out of the first three One-dayers against Sri Lanka because he feared aggravating a finger injury , according to sources.The Lanka ODIs are followed by a long tour to Australia ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

"Dhoni doesn't have a serious injury . If you are a wicketkeeper, your fingers are bound to get stiff. If you don't give them time to heal, there can be a problem collecting the ball," a senior BCCI official said, adding: "Also, he was playing non-stop and there was a need to give him some rest before the Australia tour. The captain himself was keen on a break."

Dhoni, who wanted to opt out of two Tests during the aborted West Indies series, is unlikely to return for the last two ODIs against Lanka.However, he will do so if the need arises. "It is not going to be easy for Dhoni or the team during the four-month-long Australia tour. So, this is a welcome period of rest," sources said.

It is not yet decided whether the team will return to India after the Australia series."Some believe if the team is in good shape, there is no point in coming back all the way from Australia. Others say if the team members feel homesick, they can be back in India for a few days. It's too early to decide."

In a similar situation in 1991-92, when the Indian team played Australia in Australia before the World Cup Down Under, only Kapil Dev was allowed to return for a short break.

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Ojha unfazed about bowling action talk

HYDERABAD: Ahead of South Zone's Duleep Trophy semifinal against East Zone beginning in Rohtak on Wednesday, Pragyan Ojha was unfazed by reports that he could be at the receiving end of the BCCI clampdown on chucking.

There have been reports suggesting that the Hyderabad left-arm spinner's bowling action has come under the scanner with an official reportedly saying that Ojha has been pushing the limits.

"I am not aware of any such thing," Ojha told TOI from Rohtak on Monday as he prepared to marshal the spin resources of the South Zone team led by R Vinay Kumar of Karnataka. "BCCI is the best judge."

BCCI procedure stipulates that action of every bowler reported by on-field umpires is examined by a panel comprising S Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath and AV Jayaprakash.

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BCCI suspends Windies bilateral tours

HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip, a livid BCCI on Tuesday suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the WICB for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week.

The tough stand by the BCCI, which has incurred heavy losses for the abandonment of the series, was taken by the all-powerful Working Committee which met to decide the future course of action.

The decision to suspend all cricket tours with West Indies and initiate legal action was taken "unanimously" by the Working Committee members.

"BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour. All Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a brief statement after the meeting.

The BCCI also appreciated the gesture of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board for accepting the offer of playing a five-match ODI series at such a short notice.

"The Members appreciated the gesture of Sri Lankan Cricket Board for having accepted our request to play 5 ODIs starting from 2nd of November 2014, at such a short notice.

"This tour is in lieu of their scheduled tour to India next year which will be reciprocated by India touring Sri Lanka in months of July/August 2015," the statement said.

The venues for the five ODIs will be Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad and the detailed itinerary will be announced shortly.

The BCCI statement, however, did not specify the exact period of suspension of cricketing tours between the BCCI and the WICB.

It is learnt that the majority of the members were in favour of taking a hard stand against the WICB for aborting the tour after playing four ODIs.

The West Indians were scheduled to play five ODIs, one T20 and three Tests matches during the tour between October 8 and November 19.

The Working Committee was called to decide on the exact course of action and the amount of compensation to be claimed from the West Indies Cricket Board for abandoning the tour of India mid-way.

The aggrieved Caribbean players, who were persuaded to take the field for the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on October 17, conveyed their decision to call off the remaining part of tour to the BCCI.

Patel had earlier indicated that the BCCI would take a harsh decision against the Windies Board.

"We have suffered huge losses due to the decision of the West Indies to pull out of the tour. We are going to claim all the damages and pursue the matter with ICC," Patel had said.

"The working committee members will have dialogue on this and after that we may consider to not pursue further Future Tour Programmes (FTP) with the West Indies," Patel had said.

Hours after the West Indies pulled out of the tour, the BCCI approached the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and quickly cobbled up a five-match ODI series to be played from November 1 to 14.

The West Indies players were adamant to withdraw their service since they were unhappy with the new contracts, offered to them after landing in India.

As per the new contracts, agreed between the WICB and the Players Association (WIPA), the cricketers reportedly suffered a 75 per cent cut in their salaries.

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No cricket with West Indies: BCCI

HYDERABAD: West Indies cricket plunged into further uncertainty and was left staring at financial ruin after an incensed Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) unanimously decided at its working committee meeting on Tuesday to suspend all bilateral ties with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

West Indies abruptly pulled out in the middle of an India series last week to sort out a payment dispute involving players, the players' association and the board.

Left staring at heavy losses after the pullout, the powerful BCCI on Tuesday took a "unanimous" decision, in just under an hour, to suspend bilateral ties. West Indies players, however, will still be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

A BCCI statement did not clarify the quantum of damages it would seek but mentioned initiating legal proceedings. India were expected to play five series against West Indies in the next eight years, including four visits to the Caribbean, all potentially huge money-making exercises for the WICB, which has emerged as the biggest loser in the entire episode.

After having hastily arranged a five-match ODI series with Sri Lanka in November instead, sources said BCCI officials were still calculating losses. "The figures are being worked out and it will take some time before we get an accurate picture. But it could be over Rs 200 crore," a BCCI source said.

"All bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," said a terse note from BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against WICB due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour." Board sources said effort was being made to minimize losses to those associations which missed out on hosting a game because of the pullout. Cuttack, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, which were to host the West Indies, will now host ODIs against Sri Lanka instead.

Bangalore, which was to host the second Test, missed out as Ranchi got the nod.

"There seems to be some understanding and that's why Ranchi was given the ODI instead of Bangalore," sources said, adding: "Members were concerned about the loss of t revenue to hosting associations. They wanted to look at ways of minimizing losses. Lanka's offer was appreciated.

"Members were also concerned about the spectators who were looking forward to the series. They felt that the board cannot let down the fans. Asking Sri Lanka to play an ODI series was the best way to handle the crisis."

On whether the decision to snap bilateral ties would lead to changes in the Future Tours Programme (FTP), sources said the matter was for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide. The working committee also gave its nod for the Indian team to tour Sri Lanka in July-August 2015 as a reciprocal gesture.

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Bravo apologised to BCCI before leaving

Written By kom nampultig on Rabu, 22 Oktober 2014 | 21.25

CHENNAI: The relationship between the West Indies players and their Board might have reached breaking point, but Dwayne Bravo & Co have explained their situation to BCCI officials who know him well before leaving the country.

Bravo, one of the most popular players of the IPL, had called up senior BCCI functionaries and apologized for the way they had to leave the series midway.

It's understood that the West Indian captain had told BCCI that it was the last resort for them and it's something that they wouldn't have liked to do.

"Bravo stressed how difficult it was for them to abandon the series in a country, where they are so loved," an official said.

The West Indies captain told BCCI that the pay cut which the WICB imposed on them was upto 75%, which made it impossible for them to carry on.

"The likes of Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith are extremely popular in IPL and they were keen to show their mettle to the Indian crowd while playing for West Indies. But the situation really went out of hand for them," the source added.

The Board members maintained that they will look into the matter and see to it that the Windies players' interest is taken care of.

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Ojha unfazed about bowling action talk

HYDERABAD: Ahead of South Zone's Duleep Trophy semifinal against East Zone beginning in Rohtak on Wednesday, Pragyan Ojha was unfazed by reports that he could be at the receiving end of the BCCI clampdown on chucking.

There have been reports suggesting that the Hyderabad left-arm spinner's bowling action has come under the scanner with an official reportedly saying that Ojha has been pushing the limits.

"I am not aware of any such thing," Ojha told TOI from Rohtak on Monday as he prepared to marshal the spin resources of the South Zone team led by R Vinay Kumar of Karnataka. "BCCI is the best judge."

BCCI procedure stipulates that action of every bowler reported by on-field umpires is examined by a panel comprising S Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath and AV Jayaprakash.

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BCCI suspends Windies bilateral tours

HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip, a livid BCCI on Tuesday suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the WICB for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week.

The tough stand by the BCCI, which has incurred heavy losses for the abandonment of the series, was taken by the all-powerful Working Committee which met to decide the future course of action.

The decision to suspend all cricket tours with West Indies and initiate legal action was taken "unanimously" by the Working Committee members.

"BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour. All Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a brief statement after the meeting.

The BCCI also appreciated the gesture of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board for accepting the offer of playing a five-match ODI series at such a short notice.

"The Members appreciated the gesture of Sri Lankan Cricket Board for having accepted our request to play 5 ODIs starting from 2nd of November 2014, at such a short notice.

"This tour is in lieu of their scheduled tour to India next year which will be reciprocated by India touring Sri Lanka in months of July/August 2015," the statement said.

The venues for the five ODIs will be Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad and the detailed itinerary will be announced shortly.

The BCCI statement, however, did not specify the exact period of suspension of cricketing tours between the BCCI and the WICB.

It is learnt that the majority of the members were in favour of taking a hard stand against the WICB for aborting the tour after playing four ODIs.

The West Indians were scheduled to play five ODIs, one T20 and three Tests matches during the tour between October 8 and November 19.

The Working Committee was called to decide on the exact course of action and the amount of compensation to be claimed from the West Indies Cricket Board for abandoning the tour of India mid-way.

The aggrieved Caribbean players, who were persuaded to take the field for the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on October 17, conveyed their decision to call off the remaining part of tour to the BCCI.

Patel had earlier indicated that the BCCI would take a harsh decision against the Windies Board.

"We have suffered huge losses due to the decision of the West Indies to pull out of the tour. We are going to claim all the damages and pursue the matter with ICC," Patel had said.

"The working committee members will have dialogue on this and after that we may consider to not pursue further Future Tour Programmes (FTP) with the West Indies," Patel had said.

Hours after the West Indies pulled out of the tour, the BCCI approached the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and quickly cobbled up a five-match ODI series to be played from November 1 to 14.

The West Indies players were adamant to withdraw their service since they were unhappy with the new contracts, offered to them after landing in India.

As per the new contracts, agreed between the WICB and the Players Association (WIPA), the cricketers reportedly suffered a 75 per cent cut in their salaries.

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No cricket with West Indies: BCCI

HYDERABAD: West Indies cricket plunged into further uncertainty and was left staring at financial ruin after an incensed Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) unanimously decided at its working committee meeting on Tuesday to suspend all bilateral ties with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

West Indies abruptly pulled out in the middle of an India series last week to sort out a payment dispute involving players, the players' association and the board.

Left staring at heavy losses after the pullout, the powerful BCCI on Tuesday took a "unanimous" decision, in just under an hour, to suspend bilateral ties. West Indies players, however, will still be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

A BCCI statement did not clarify the quantum of damages it would seek but mentioned initiating legal proceedings. India were expected to play five series against West Indies in the next eight years, including four visits to the Caribbean, all potentially huge money-making exercises for the WICB, which has emerged as the biggest loser in the entire episode.

After having hastily arranged a five-match ODI series with Sri Lanka in November instead, sources said BCCI officials were still calculating losses. "The figures are being worked out and it will take some time before we get an accurate picture. But it could be over Rs 200 crore," a BCCI source said.

"All bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," said a terse note from BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against WICB due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour." Board sources said effort was being made to minimize losses to those associations which missed out on hosting a game because of the pullout. Cuttack, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, which were to host the West Indies, will now host ODIs against Sri Lanka instead.

Bangalore, which was to host the second Test, missed out as Ranchi got the nod.

"There seems to be some understanding and that's why Ranchi was given the ODI instead of Bangalore," sources said, adding: "Members were concerned about the loss of t revenue to hosting associations. They wanted to look at ways of minimizing losses. Lanka's offer was appreciated.

"Members were also concerned about the spectators who were looking forward to the series. They felt that the board cannot let down the fans. Asking Sri Lanka to play an ODI series was the best way to handle the crisis."

On whether the decision to snap bilateral ties would lead to changes in the Future Tours Programme (FTP), sources said the matter was for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide. The working committee also gave its nod for the Indian team to tour Sri Lanka in July-August 2015 as a reciprocal gesture.

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BCCI suspends Windies bilateral tours

Written By kom nampultig on Selasa, 21 Oktober 2014 | 21.24

HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip, a livid BCCI on Tuesday suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the WICB for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week.

The tough stand by the BCCI, which has incurred heavy losses for the abandonment of the series, was taken by the all-powerful Working Committee which met to decide the future course of action.

The decision to suspend all cricket tours with West Indies and initiate legal action was taken "unanimously" by the Working Committee members.

"BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour. All Bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a brief statement after the meeting.

The BCCI also appreciated the gesture of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board for accepting the offer of playing a five-match ODI series at such a short notice.

"The Members appreciated the gesture of Sri Lankan Cricket Board for having accepted our request to play 5 ODIs starting from 2nd of November 2014, at such a short notice.

"This tour is in lieu of their scheduled tour to India next year which will be reciprocated by India touring Sri Lanka in months of July/August 2015," the statement said.

The venues for the five ODIs will be Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad and the detailed itinerary will be announced shortly.

The BCCI statement, however, did not specify the exact period of suspension of cricketing tours between the BCCI and the WICB.

It is learnt that the majority of the members were in favour of taking a hard stand against the WICB for aborting the tour after playing four ODIs.

The West Indians were scheduled to play five ODIs, one T20 and three Tests matches during the tour between October 8 and November 19.

The Working Committee was called to decide on the exact course of action and the amount of compensation to be claimed from the West Indies Cricket Board for abandoning the tour of India mid-way.

The aggrieved Caribbean players, who were persuaded to take the field for the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on October 17, conveyed their decision to call off the remaining part of tour to the BCCI.

Patel had earlier indicated that the BCCI would take a harsh decision against the Windies Board.

"We have suffered huge losses due to the decision of the West Indies to pull out of the tour. We are going to claim all the damages and pursue the matter with ICC," Patel had said.

"The working committee members will have dialogue on this and after that we may consider to not pursue further Future Tour Programmes (FTP) with the West Indies," Patel had said.

Hours after the West Indies pulled out of the tour, the BCCI approached the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and quickly cobbled up a five-match ODI series to be played from November 1 to 14.

The West Indies players were adamant to withdraw their service since they were unhappy with the new contracts, offered to them after landing in India.

As per the new contracts, agreed between the WICB and the Players Association (WIPA), the cricketers reportedly suffered a 75 per cent cut in their salaries.

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Bravo apologised to BCCI before leaving

CHENNAI: The relationship between the West Indies players and their Board might have reached breaking point, but Dwayne Bravo & Co have explained their situation to BCCI officials who know him well before leaving the country.

Bravo, one of the most popular players of the IPL, had called up senior BCCI functionaries and apologized for the way they had to leave the series midway.

It's understood that the West Indian captain had told BCCI that it was the last resort for them and it's something that they wouldn't have liked to do.

"Bravo stressed how difficult it was for them to abandon the series in a country, where they are so loved," an official said.

The West Indies captain told BCCI that the pay cut which the WICB imposed on them was upto 75%, which made it impossible for them to carry on.

"The likes of Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith are extremely popular in IPL and they were keen to show their mettle to the Indian crowd while playing for West Indies. But the situation really went out of hand for them," the source added.

The Board members maintained that they will look into the matter and see to it that the Windies players' interest is taken care of.

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