AT?LEAST?two dozen Barbadian cricketers could benefit by more than $10 000 following the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA)’s latest arbitration victory with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
But while tough-talking executive president of WIPA, Dinanath Ramnarine, disclosed on Tuesday that the WICB will have to pay around US$2 million for a breach of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the regional cricket body hit back yesterday by filing an appeal in the High Court in Trinidad and Tobago and stating emphatically that it will allow the court process to be completed before commenting.
The breach pertains to both WICB and WIPA deciding on match conditions and the number of matches played by the players, particularly during the 2009 and 2010 regional first-class seasons.
The CBA and MOU required both parties to discuss and agree to the annual schedule for regional and international matches, the number of games, dates, location/venues, travel and accommodation.
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