Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of India tour pull-out

Oct 29, 2014, 08:33 IST | PTI

Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing the series.

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels 

Samuels disagreed with Bravo's statement that he had given consent to standing by "any decision taken by the team".

"No, I didn't say that I am going to stand by any decision," Samuels was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. "Because nobody asked me questions like that.

It is up to the individual to say okay I am with you. You had people in the room that didn't even open their mouth or say anything. At the end of the day, I went there and asked my questions and I wasn't satisfied (by the response)." Samuels said he was against pulling out of the India tour.

"This has nothing to do with India. This is our problem. So finish the tour and then go back to the Caribbean and sort out the problem." Samuels said all three parties — the players, WICB and WIPA — messed up the situation.

WIPA to blame
He was critical of Wavell Hinds and said that the WIPA president and CEO was to be blamed for the fiasco.

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