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WICB likely to seek ICC~~s help on sponsorship row

Published: Friday, September 30, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bridgetown:West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) would seek an International Cricket Council (ICC) mediator to help settle its long-running dispute with players over sponsorship if it is not settled.

"I would be less than honest if I did not admit my disappointment that this issue has not yet been resolved," WICB president Ken Gordon told meeting of Barbados Chamber of Commerce&Industry.

He said aim of WICB and West Indies Players Association (WIPA) was for nearly year-old issue to be resolved by end of this year. Gordon said WICB remained "resolute in our determination to find a solution to impasse that led to so much bitterness between players and WICB. It remains our No 1 priority."

He said 28 players summoned to camp preparing for Australia tour for three Tests in November accepted and signed letters of invitation. "We remain committed to send best possible team to Australia."

The impasse led to withdrawal of 10 of 13 players originally chosen for a series in Sri Lanka in July, August, among them Brian Lara and most leading players. Their places were taken by inexperienced reserves who were beaten in both Tests and in three of their four ODIs against Sri Lanka and India.

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