Shiv’s axing “untidy and distasteful” – WIPA

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Wavell Hinds
Wavell Hinds

[] – Players union, WIPA, has slammed Shiv Chanderpaul’s sacking as “untidy and distasteful” and says it will continue to engage the West Indies Cricket Board on the matter, with the hope of finding an “amicable solution”.

The 40-year-old was controversially dropped from the Test side to face Australia next week, with selectors and head coach Phil Simmons citing the players “rapid decline” in form as the reason.

However, WIPA said Chanderpaul’s treatment was disturbing, taking into consideration the years of service the player had given to West Indies cricket.

“The West Indies Players’ Association acknowledges and accepts that the purview of selecting 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 Mr Chanderpaul was treated,” WIPA president and chief executive, Wavell Hinds said.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul

“WIPA believes the process of omitting Mr Chanderpaul was untidy and distasteful. 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 Shivnarine Chanderpaul and West Indies cricket.”

WIPA underscored Chanderpaul’s illustrious career, pointing out his 164-Test career, 11 867 runs and excellent average of 51, with 30 hundreds.

“At present he is our highest ICC ranked Test batsman and a man who has on numerous occasions held the West Indies batting innings together.”

Australia are set to play two Tests, the first at Windsor Park in Dominica starting next Wednesday, while the second is carded for Sabina Park in Jamaica, bowling off June 11. (CMC)



  1. just wondering what Mr. Lloyd and company have to say for them self was a disgraceful performance being beaten inside three days and four days resptfully and cant score three hundred runs in four innings

  2. What has Simmons contribute to West Indies cricket as a player? Nothing much as I can recall.

  3. This has happened to many of our great cricketers in the past and yet again. The WICB is a joke. The individual islands and country should have their own team and leave the WICB. West Indies can never be a top team again once you have those in charge. They don’t know the heck what there are doing. They probably can’t even take care of their own house.

  4. Phil Simmons is mad because he was dropped for Shiv back in the 90s. Lloyd need his head examined, he is such an empty fellow.

  5. The WI selectors are being hypocritical and ungrateful …they already displayed their arrogance and maliciousness by omitting Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the world cup squad and now they want to deny one of the greatest batsman in world cricket a chance to retire gracefully.
    No matter what they say Shiv cannot do worse than others they have in the team….I say that Shiv deserves to be given this series and a send off befitting a Caribbean hero and icon..The disgraceful behaviour of the selectors is further alienating the good players of the region …who are realizing that at the end of the day even if they give their all to WI THEY ARE STILL TREATED LIKE DIRT.

  6. Very distasteful, Chanderpaul could have gone to play for many other teams over the years however he has always stuck with West Indies Cricket Team. People like Bravo and Chris Gayle who have left to go play for millions in ICC Chanderpaul didn’t money was not his motivation, its a damn shame how they have treated Chanderpaul


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