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Samuels maintains he wasn’t in favour of India tour pull out

Samuels maintains he wasn’t in favour of India tour pull out
All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing the series.

Samuels disagreed with Bravo’s statement that he had given consent to standing by ‘any decision taken by the team’. ‘No, I didn’t say ‘I am going to stand by any decision. Because nobody asked me questions like that. It is up to the individual to say okay I am with you. You had people in the room that didn’t even open their mouth or say anything. At the end of the day, I went there and asked my questions and I wasn’t satisfied (by the response). If I was satisfied then I will be the first person to come out because I am an outspoken person. Then I will be the first person to come out and defend everything with (Bravo),’ Samuels was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.com.

Samuels said he was against pulling out of the India tour midway. ‘This has nothing to do with India. This is our problem.So finish the tour and then go back to the Caribbean and sort out the problem. India is the most important team that West Indies play against. India is the greatest team that West Indies play against in every way possible. The relationship with India is too great. It is a wonderful relationship,’ the Jamaican said.

‘You would never see an Indian player and a West Indian player having words against each other or cursing the other. It is not like against Australia or South Africa. There are a lot of Indians in the Caribbean. It is like a family,’ he added.

Samuels said all three parties, the players, WICB and West Indies Players Association, messed up the situation. He was critical of Wavell Hinds and said the WIPA president and CEO was to be blamed for the entire fiasco.
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