BCCI issues fresh ultimatum to WICB

In no mood to be lenient on the West Indies Cricket Board, the BCCI has issued an ultimatum to WICB, demanding that it furnish the USD 41.97 million damages caused by the Caribbean team's mid-tour pullout last year.

In a fresh letter to WICB President Dave Cameron and the inter-governmental Caribbean community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, the BCCI has demanded that compensation be paid at the earliest for West Indies' "sudden, arbitrary withdrawal" from the tour of India.

The BCCI has threatened legal action in case the WICB fails to respond to the letter, published by ESPNCricinfo, within a week.

"When CARICOM intervened in the dispute and requested BCCI to hold off on its claims for a period of 40 days from the deadline stipulated in its claim letter, the BCCI acquiesced to the same in the hope that an acceptable resolution would be achieved through CARICOM's able mediation," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel wrote in a letter, dated January 20.

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