WICB sends letter of apology to BCCI

DELHI, India (CMC) — The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says it has received a letter of apology from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the sudden and dramatic cancellation by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India.

BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said on Monday that the WICB has sent “an apology letter” for the decision by its players to pull-out in the middle of the tour at the height of an internal pay dispute, leaving five fixtures still to play, including three Tests.

“We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago,” Patel told media personnel on Monday.

“It said that they are apologetic and bankrupt and they urged us to resolve the issue through the Disputes Committee”.

Reports from India quote a reliable source in the BCCI as saying that the world’s richest cricket body has informally proposed to WICB to part with 50 per cent of their income earned through revenue sharing of ICC till 2023.

It is estimated that WICB stand to gain US$100 million from the ICC during the next eight-year cycle and BCCI wants at least US$50 million of that through instalment to cover up for the loss of revenue.

BCCI has decided to reply to the WICB letter after consulting with its members during the AGM in Chennai on November 20.