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BCCI hopes impasse will not derail series

A pay dispute between West Indies players and their board is threatening to disrupt their India tour.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 16:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A pay dispute between the West Indies players and their cricket board is threatening to disrupt their upcoming tour to India but BCCI is confident that the impasse will not derail the series.

The West Indies Players' Association is negotiating with WICB over fees for playing in India and that has led to the delay in announcement of the squad for the Indian tour.

"The West Indies cricket board and players seem to have some differences over the payment for the tour but they have not intimated us that they are not coming," BCCI Administrative Officer, Ratnakar Shetty said on Thursday.

The tour was not part of the original tours programme and was formalised on the request of the the Indian cricket board.

The West Indies team are scheduled to play four ODIs in Nagpur (Jan 21), Cuttack (Jan 24), Chennai (Jan 27) and Baroda (Jan 31).

The team will arrive in India on the 17th of this month and will take a flight to Nagpur the next day for the first ODI on January 21.

The Indian team for the first-two one dayers will be pickedon Fridayat Rajkot.

First Published: Jan 11, 2007 12:21 IST