St John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is hoping to negotiate a deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to have the controversial $42 million claim repaid in matches and not cash.

WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said on Tuesday the board would send a delegation to India with the main objective of negotiating a settlement which would be amicable, and would satisfy all parties, reports CMC.

"It could be that they could ask that instead of playing the Test matches that they play some more's a matter of negotiations," Muirhead said.

"The resolution is simple that we will have the payoff repaid in matches, cricket — not the numbers I hear being bandied about."