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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
report of the findings from the alleged
interference in the selection process for
the West Indies team is in and it reveals
that president Dave Cameron and vice
president Emmanual Nanton spoke with-
out approval of the board of directors on
the Shivnarine Chanderpaul issue.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons made
public statements that there was outside
interference in the selection of the West
Indies cricket team and the WICB decided
to look into the matter.
Yesterday, the board sent out a press
release which stated the report of the find-
ings from the "alleged interference" in the
selection process for the senior men s team
was in and the report features a seven-
point recommendation going forward.
According to the release interviews were
conducted with nine West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) personnel and the three cases
which were under scrutiny was one home
Test series against Australia; one away one-
day international series against Zimbabwe
(which was cancelled) and the away ODI
series against Sri Lanka...all in 2015.
The findings stated that the actions of
the President and Vice President to support
the selection of Shivnarine Chanderpaul
for the home series in May last year, were
personal statements and were done without
approval of the Board of Directors. The
other findings reported support the roles
of the Director of Cricket and the Selectors
and that they were following the existing
selection policies and guidelines.
The seven-point recommendations spoke
to a number of areas for improvement to
include but not limited to:
Providing mediation for the Selection
Clearly defined roles for the team and
Refining of policies on selection
Advising the public on selection cri-
A closer look at performance stan-
An update to the terms of reference
for the Selection Committee
The report which was conducted by
Human Resource Specialist, Colin Barnett,
was presented to the Executive Team and
will be used as a guide going forward. The
report is also an agenda item for the Board
of Directors regular quarterly meeting, set
for March in Antigua. Barnett also sits on
the WICB s HR Committee.
The next major international assignment
for the WICB is the men s and women s
ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India
from March 8 -- April 3. The women s
squad which is currently in camp in Bar-
bados will go to South Africa before going
on to India, while the men s team will par-
ticipate in a camp in Dubai later this month.
Simmons made his comments based on
the fact that senior players Dwayne Bravo
and Keiron Pollard were continually being
overlooked for selection and he wanted his
best team to face the opposition.
ST JOHN'S, Antigua---Fast bowler Chemar
Holder has replaced the injured Obed McCoy
in the West Indies team at the ICC Under-19
Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
Holder, 17, arrived in Bangladesh ahead of
the quarter-final match against Pakistan, to
be played on Monday (Sunday night Caribbean
Time). McCoy sustained a laceration of the
webbing between his thumb and first finger
on his left hand earlier on tour and is therefore
unable to play.
Holder was impressive during the NAGICO
Super50 Tournament last month. He made his
List A debut for Combined Campuses & Col-
He took a match-winning 5-22 against Wind-
ward Islands Volcanoes to earn the Man-of-
BENGALURU, India---Rising West Indies star
Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian
Premier League auction yesterday when he was
snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626 000.
The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with
his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Aus-
tralia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30
000 but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved
quickly to secure his services.
He will now make his first ever appearance in
the glitzy multi-million-dollar tournament that
runs from April 8 to May 29.
Carlos Brathwaite hits straightWest Indies all-
rounder Carlos Brathwaite ... snapped up by Delhi
Daredevils for hefty price.
"Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils.
Giving thanks," Brathwaite tweeted shortly after-
He was one four West Indies players to find
success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith
was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for
US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason
Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for
$104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went
to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74 000.
Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman
and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West
Indies Test selection for some time but finally
made his debut on the tour Down Under last
He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Mel-
bourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style
in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71
balls with seven fours and four sixes.
However, it was his scintillating hundred in a
one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President s
XI last October in Colombo, that would have
caught the attention.
He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours
and seven sixes in a devastating knock.
Smith, meanwhile, also saw his value rise sig-
nificantly after entering at a base price of $50
000. A seasoned IPL campaigner, will play along-
side West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo who
was one of Lions retained players.
Last season, both Smith and Bravo represented
the now suspended Chennai Super Kings.
West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy
went unsold, however, after entering at a base
price of $50,000.
The 32-year-old lower order batsman and medi-
um pacer turned out for Royal Challengers Ban-
galore last season but played just two matches
and scored 13 runs, without taking a wicket. CMC
Cameron and Nanton
spoke without approval
President of the WICB, Dave Cameron, left, and his vice-president Emmanual Nanton share
Brathwaite lands big
payday with Daredevils
McCoy at ICC
(Captain), Keemo Paul
(Vice Captain), Kacey
Carty, Shahid Crooks,
Michael Frew, Jyd Goolie,
Chemar Holder, Tevin
Imlach, Ryan John, Alzarri
Kallicharan, Gidron Pope,
Odean Smith, Shamar
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