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Windies players against Canada series

July 20, 2006 18:10 IST

West Indies cricketers are threatening to pull out of the one-day series against India, scheduled to be held in Canada, after their cricket board "disregarded" the recent agreement signed with the Players' Association.

According to the agreement between the West Indies Cricket Board and West Indies Players' Association, the Board had undertaken not to increase the number of matches without prior consultation with the Players' Association.

Any series in Canada would be outside the Future Tours Programme and, as such, needed the specific agreement of WIPA before any commitment was made, a report in Cricinfo website said on Thursday.

The series was planned during the recent ICC Annual General Meeting in London but it was reported that the deal was struck without consulting WIPA.

The details of the Canada series are still being thrashed out, but if it fails to come off then it is believed that India will be looking at the possibility of an alternative tri-series featuring the West Indies and Australia somewhere in Asia.

The WIPA has also come out in support of two of their members -- Brian Lara and Dwayne Bravo -- who have been summoned by WICB officials to discuss recent problems.

"Players Association wishes to advise that it was greatly concerned about the decisions made by the Board at its meeting and in particular how these decisions affect the relationship between the WICB and WIPA...," WIPA president Dinanath Ramnarine was quoted as saying by Trinidad Guardian.

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