BCCI Issue WICB With Damages Claim of 42 Million Dollars

By iSportconnect | November 3, 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with a $41.97m damages claim due to the West Indies’ withdrawal from its tour of India last month.

After a dispute between the West Indies players, herbal the WICB and the West Indies Players Association over a new collective bargaining agreement and memorandum of understanding was the reason behind the team’s decision to leave India after the fourth one-day international on October 17.

That decision meant a fifth ODI, cialis a Twenty20 international and three-match Test series did not take place.

As a result of this, symptoms | India will play 12 fewer days if international cricket this year, which will have a significant impact on the BCCI’s revenues.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel called the West Indies’ withdrawal from the tour a “monumental disaster”.

In a letter written by Patel to WICB president Dave Cameron, he said: “The BCCI is faced with huge revenue losses, a loss of reputation and is at risk of losing valuable commercial partners,”

“The consequences of cancellation of a committed home Tour during the biggest festival season Diwali in India is a monumental disaster for the BCCI. It is during this season that our partners derive the most value from their rights.

“Our broadcaster had committed to its advertisers during this season and on account of your actions, is facing a severe crisis the effects of which are felt by the BCCI. The BCCI holds the WICB responsible and liable for all such consequences and intends to enforce its rights to seek compensation from the WICB to the fullest extent permissible in law.”