India suspend tours of West Indies and start legal action

India suspend tours of West Indies and start legal action

India have suspended all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies’ decision to withdraw from their visit to India last week.

The Windies left India after Friday’s fourth one-day match because of a pay dispute between board and players.

India were scheduled to tour the Caribbean in February and March 2016.

However, a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said all tours between the two countries “stand suspended”.
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

“India’s decision, while understandable, is a grave development. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of cricket in the West Indies is now in jeopardy. Such is the parlous financial state of the game in the Caribbean that losing the small fortune that an Indian tour would generate might well prove to be the tipping point, and that’s without considering the cost of any damages – up to £30m – sought by the BCCI.”

The BCCI also announced it would take legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

India will now play a five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, starting on 2 November.

The West Indies quit their tour of India after a day of confusion and conflicting statements.

The BCCI first released a statement saying West Indies would be returning home at the conclusion of the fourth one-day international, which was already under way.

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