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Cricket Australia concerned over West Indies crisis

Cricket Australia (CA) has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ over the West Indies players’ decision to abandon their Indian tour as the Australian cricketers are scheduled to tour the Caribbean in 2015.

Wally Edwards, CA chairman, described the situation as ‘deeply concerning’ and was one that needed to be urgently addressed, reports CMC.

West Indies one-day players quit the five-match series in India following the fourth ODI in Dharamsala last Friday, after failing to reach an agreement with their union over a contracts and pay dispute. ‘The situation that has just unfolded, with the West Indian players abandoning the remainder of the Indian tour, is deeply concerning for a game that needs strong cooperation for its survival,’ Edwards said on Sunday.

‘We are a long way from what has taken place in India and have sought further details so we can understand more as a priority,’ he added. Upset West Indies players informed team management last Friday that they would be abandoning the tour, with the final ODI remaining in Kolkata on Monday and a Twenty20 match to be played in Cuttack on Wednesday. Their move also scuppered the three-Test series which was scheduled to begin Oct 30.
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