A done deal
After years of legal fights and loud disputes, the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players Association are seeing eye-to-eye like never before.
The two cricket bodies’ harmonious relationship was showcased to the public in Barbados yesterday by smiling presidents Dave Cameron and Wavell Hinds, when they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Accra Beach Hotel, ushering in a new collective bargaining agreement that will come under scrutiny as the Board launches its new first class season across the Caribbean later this year.
Yesterday’s signing came at a happy time for West Indies cricket, a few days after the Denesh Ramdin-led side cruised to a comfortable 2-0 series win over Bangladesh.
The signing was also attended by chairman of selectors and former captain Clive Lloyd, along with new director of cricket, Richard Pybus.
Here, West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron (left) and WIPA chief Wavell Hinds are all smiles after signing the MOU. (BA)