Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said that the team will prefer to play for Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing the Caribbean side under the current administration.
The players like Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and Chris Gayle have long been involved in contractual disputes with the board and the team even deserved a tour of India halfway through the 2014 series over a payment structure line.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selects only the players for their international side if they feature in domestic competitions. The former Sammy said, “I can’t tell a player not to play in a league when it could make them financially stable to look after their family.”
Later Sammy tears into his home governing body immediately after guiding the side to their second World T20 title in India. He said that the players “felt disrespected by the board coming into the tournament.”
Sammy has missed out on selection for the West Indies, he said “The way we structure our cricket, we’re not going anywhere. I’m very scared we will be relegated to be playing against Ireland and Scotland. It’s very sad for us. If you really have West Indies cricket at heart you will have the right players for all the formats playing and helping you get to tournaments.”
The Cricket West Indies said in a statement to BCCI that “Regarding player eligibility, since the July 2016 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, there has been ongoing meetings with the players in large and small groups, and we feel we are closer to a resolution.”
“Cricket West Indies remains focused on its role to facilitate player development through its competitions and other support services.”