By claiming their second World Twenty20 title in dramatic circumstances, West Indies’ breakaway T20 players may have finally won themselves the place they have been seeking at the WICB negotiating table.
Reacting to the extreme criticism thrown at him and his board, the WICB President, Dave Cameron announced that he would meet the players after the IPL at the annual review in June to find a “common ground” where the “best” players can represent the region in all formats.
Cameron was reacting strongly to the crucial remarks made by West Indies captain Darren Sammy immediately after he, Sammy, led West Indies to an historic second World T20 champions title.
In a WICB release titled ‘WICB President has high praises for World Twenty20 Organisers’, the only word of praise for Sammy and co. came indirectly when Cameron described the WICB was “overjoyed” by the fact that two West Indies teams – women and men – had won the WT20 titles.
But Cameron did not waste the opportunity to remind the players who was still in charge, pledging to address the issue of Sammy’s outspokenness and take any necessary action.
“The President would like to however apologise for what could be deemed inappropriate, comments made by the West Indies’ male captain, Darren Sammy in a post-match interview and would like to apologize on behalf of the WICB, to the millions of fans who witnessed,” the statement said. “The President has pledged to enquire the reason and will have the matter addressed.”