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WICB: We were left with no option

New Delhi: The West Indies Cricket Board has criticised skipper Dwayne Bravo and said it was left with no option but to call off the tour of India following a strike by its players in the wake of an acrimonious ongoing pay dispute with WICB.

The aggrieved Caribbean players, who were persuaded to take the field for the fourth ODI, conveyed their decision to call off the remaining part of tour to the BCCI, which is now contemplating legal action against the visitors.

"The WICB clarifies that players in the West Indies squad currently in India represented by Mr Dwayne Bravo indicated to the WICB through the West Indies Team Management that the players have taken a decision to withdraw their services for the remainder of the tour of India," the WICB said in a statement.

"As a result of this action by the players the WICB was left with no option but to advise the BCCI that it will no longer be able to provide a West Indies team for the remaining five matches (5th ODI, T20 International, three Test matches)."

The WICB has called for an emergency board meeting on October 21.

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