Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIPA objected to removal of Guyana test match

The president of West Indies Players Association (WIPA), Dinanath Ramnarine, has denied claims that his association had given approval for the third Test in the pending Digicel Home Series between West Indies and Australia to be moved to Dominica.

Ramnarine, who made an appearance on the Good Morning Jojo show on Tuesday morning, was responding to assumptions by the president of Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA), Gregory Shillingford, that WIPA had approved the shifting of the Test.

“WIPA has not signed off on Dominica being both for Tests and the Guyana matches. In fact, we objected to it and we felt that the WICB made the decision and then informed us,” he said.

“We found out before the WICB had informed us and we wrote to the WICB indicating to them that we understand the matches had been moved to Dominica and we asked the WICB to provide reasons for such a move when in fact, we were talking to them right through and we asked them that if any decisions were going to be taken that there will be a discussion.

“Instead the WICB made the decision unilaterally as they are accustomed to doing and moved the games to Dominica and we asked the question, ‘why Dominica?’” Ramnarine added.

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