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Ralph Gonsalves proposes “grand settlement” to end cricket crisis

Ralph Gonsalves proposes “grand settlement” to end cricket crisis

PM Ralph Gonsalves

PM Ralph Gonsalves

November 11, 2014 · By Stabroek editor ·  Comments

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to CARICOM asking the regional body to communicate to the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) his “grand settlement” proposal, aimed at defusing the BCCI’s US$42 million compensation claim against the West Indies Cricket Board and ending the full blown crisis.

Gonsalves told reporters in Kingstown yesterday that the “grand settlement” included five elements, the first of which was that the WICB settled the internal matter with the “India 14” (the 14 players who terminated the recent India tour).

He was referring to the West Indies cricketers who prematurely ended their tour of India last month over a pay dispute with WIPA, resulting in the US$42 million claim in losses from the BCCI. Continue reading

Cricket: Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

 Stabroek News – October 11, 2013 – Sports

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Indian Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific international run-scorer, will retire after playing his 200th test match at home against West Indies next month.

“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years,” the 40-year-old, who compiled a record 100 international centuries, said in a statement released by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Thursday October 10, 2013.

“It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old.    Continue reading