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KINGSTON---The President and the Exec-
utive of the West Indies Players Association
yesterday expressed its immense disap-
pointment with the treatment of Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, whom it described as a man
who has given over two decades of service
to West Indies cricket.
WIPA said the treatment was especially
disturbing since it came after a statement
made by WICB president Dave Cameron
where he stated; "...at the end of a long and
illustrious career like Shivnarine Chander-
paul s we want to ensure that whatever we
do, it is well respected and that he knows
and the region knows how much we value
his services to West Indies cricket."
Chanderpaul the WICB/WIPA Test Crick-
eter of the Year for 2014 was not selected
by the WICB to play in the upcoming home
series against Australia.
He averages 51.37 and has played in 164
Test matches, the most by a West Indian.
"He is currently the highest ICC ranked Test
batsman and a man who has on numerous
occasions held the West Indies batting
innings together," noted WIPA.
Chanderpaul s contributions were also
acknowledged by chairman of selectors Clive
Lloyd where he said at a recent press con-
ference; "The guy has been a great servant
to our cricket and when that time comes,
I think he should be given that sort of send-
off that is expected of a player of his cal-
WIPA s president and CEO Wavell Hinds
when questioned on the issue said; "The
West Indies Players Association acknowl-
edges and accepts that the purview of select-
ing the West Indies cricket team lies solely
and independently with the selection panel
led by chairman Clive Lloyd, however we
are very disappointed in the manner which
Chanderpaul was treated. WIPA believes the
process of omitting Chanderpaul was untidy
We will continue to have dialogue with
the West Indies Cricket Board with the hope
to bring an amicable solution in the best
interests of Chanderpaul and West Indies
On Tuesday former West Indies great
Brian Lara also called the treatment of
Chanderpaul shameful and urged the WICB
to reinstate him for the two Test matches
against Australia, the first of which starts
ion June 3, in Dominica.
WIPA says Chanderpaul treatment distasteful
WARSAW---UEFA says the election
scheduled for tomorrow to elect FIFA s
president should be postponed and that
it will consider boycotting this week s
FIFA congress following the arrests of
soccer officials in Zurich.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino
says the corruption investigations into FIFA
"tarnishes the image of football as a whole"
and said European football associations
will debate on Thursday whether to boycott
the Zurich congress.
Infantino says the executive committee
of European soccer s ruling body, which
met Wednesday, wants "a change to the
leadership" of FIFA, with the congress to
be postponed and new elections held within
UEFA s leadership has supported Prince
Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in the FIFA
ballot scheduled for Friday, where FIFA
President Sepp Blatter is strongly favoured
to win a fifth, four-year term.
UEFA calls for
of FIFA elections
for two ODIs
LAHORE---Zimbabwe captain Elton
Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one-
day international series against Pakistan
after being suspended for two matches for
maintaining a slow over rate in Tuesday s
The International Cricket Council said in
a statement yesterday that Chigumbura was
suspended because Zimbabwe was found to
be three overs short of its target during Pak-
istan s 41-run victory.
ICC remote match referee Roshan Mahana-
ma also fined the Zimbabwe players 40 per
cent of their match fees.
Chigumbura scored his maiden ODI century
before he was out for 117 off 95 balls in Tues-
day s match and will miss the last two ODIs
on Friday and Sunday. "Chigumbura pleaded
guilty to the charge and the subsequent penal-
ties were accepted without the need for a
formal hearing," the ICC said.
The ICC declined to send its match officials
due to security concerns for Pakistan s first
international series at home in six years.
Pakistan won the Twenty20 series against
Zimbabwe 2-0, with Chigumbura scoring his
maiden T20 half century in the first match.
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