West Indies players protest with black armbands
New Delhi: The West Indies team might have put off its 'strike' plan as of now, but the players continued to protest against the payment dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) by wearing black armbands in the second ODI against India, here on Saturday.
The Dwayne Bravo-led side had threatened to pull out of the five-match ODI series before the opening match in Kochi but after a 124-run resounding victory at the Nehru Stadium and with some intervention by the BCCI, the players have now decided to carry on with the series.
Disgruntled with its Players Association due to an ongoing pay dispute, the West Indian team has sought the cricket board's "urgent intervention" to dissolve the body as it no longer had the "authority to speak" on the side's behalf.
Bravo has written to WICB president Dave Cameron, asking for the WIPA to be dissolved as the team felt "hoodwinked" by the manner in which it agreed to the new contracts without consulting the players.
Bravo & Co also demanded WIPA president Wavell Hinds' resignation along with other officials because of conflict of interest regarding payment issues.