Bridgetown: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) claimed a loss of Rs. 250 crores ($42m) on West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as their team dropped from the middle of the series with the issues between players and the board.
The West Indies team has decided to drop from playing the One Day Internationals, Test and T20s with Team India following the issues between their players and the board regarding contract between them. BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said to a national news agency that BCCI already sent a mail to WICB demanding the compensation of the tour.
The visitor team called off from the tour after playing the One Day International at Dharmasala cricket ground. Due to this, the matches that were scheduled to be played at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad were also called off. Reports say that BCCI gave 2 weeks time for WICB to pay the compensation.
However, this is a huge amount for West Indies, which is one of the poorest cricket boards in world. If WICB fails to compensate the amount within 15 days, BCCI will move forward for the legal proceedings against WICB.
As West Indies called off, BCCI arranged a series with Sri Lanka, which commences today. Regular captain MS Dhoni is rested for this series and Virat Kohli will lead the team against Sri Lanka.