Senior West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has alleged that the national selectors had asked him to retire after the World Cup and was dropped from the squad for the ongoing home series against Pakistan when he refused to comply with it.
Chanderpaul made the allegations in a letter to WICB chief Ernest Hilaire - the second such communication over the past few days - in which he has also sought explanations for various issues which are at the centre of current controversy in West Indian cricket.
Just a few days ago, Chanderpaul had shot off a letter to Hilaire, questioning his comments about the lack of discipline and application in the West Indies team over the last decade. Hilaire responded on Friday, stating that his comments on cricketers did not name individual players and were based on reports and public comments made by previous coaches. He also stated that Chanderpaul "has been and remains a valued member of the West Indies first team squad".