‘Don’t wanna talk of abandoned India tour’
West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has refused to talk about his team’s abandoned tour of India, which prompted the BCCI to seek damages to the tune of USD 42 million from the Caribbean Board.
Here to participate in the Ram Slam Twenty20 tournament for local team Titans, Sammy presented a straight bat when asked about the series, which his team left after the fourth ODI owing to an unresolved pay dispute.
‘I am not short of cricket, as we played in India. I don’t really want to talk about the (abandoned) tour. We have always engaged well with India, and we have had a good relationship with them,’ Sammy was quoted as saying by the media here.
West Indies’ decision to leave the series, comprising five ODIs, three Tests and a Twenty20, forced the BCCI to invite Sri Lanka as replacement.
The furious Indian Board later demanded damages from the West Indies Cricket Board, asserting that the abandonment had caused significant financial loss. The WICB has been given two weeks time to either pay up or be prepared for a lawsuit.