Last Friday, Donald Peters, chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board, disclosed that West Indies captain Chris Gayle, along with former captains Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan may opt to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League instead of face the might of Australia.
"I am not in authority to give too much details on this matter, but what I can tell you is that the West Indies will have their full strength team available for the Australian series," Ramnarine said.
"I am aware of the situation with Gayle, Sarwan, and Chanderpaul, and I made a call to Dr. Peters to inquire from him what was the latest on the situation, and will keep abreast of the situation."
Peters indicated that the trio could miss the entire Australia series, if their IPL sides reached the final stages of the competition, but Ramnarine felt the difficulties could be overcome.
"While I admit that this new wave of Twenty20 cricket is good for the game, I think that a balance must be reached," he said.
"It is good to see that great sums of money are now being offered to players to play in this tournament.
"At the end of the day, one has to put food on the table and people must be sensitive to this. Too many of our former cricketers have fallen on hard times, since the end of their playing days."
West Indies face Australia in three Tests in Jamaica (May 22-26), Antigua (May 30-June 3), and Barbados (June 12-16), a Twenty20 International also in Barbados (June 20), and five One-day Internationals in St. Vincent (June 24), Grenada (June 27 and 29), and St. Kitts (July 4 and 6).
The IPL is a franchise-orientated Twenty20 competition organised by the Indian Cricket Board, with official backing from the International Cricket Council.