WICB to probe Sammy’s ‘inappropriate’ comments

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ST.JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, has apologised for what WICB described as ‘inappropriate’ comments by captain Darren Sammy after West Indies conjured-up a miraculous four wicket win over England to regain the T20 World Cup.

The WICB boss has also announced plans to launch a probe into the circumstances surrounding Sammy’s comments.

Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron

In an emotional post-match interview Sammy said his players had been disrespected by the Cameron led WICB and are yet to hear from them following their historic win.

Sammy thanked the Caricom Prime Ministers especially the chairman, Prime Minister Dr.Keith Mitchell of Grenada , whom he said, sent the team an inspiring email.

“I really want to thank the heads of CARICOM, throughout this tournament they have been supporting the team, we’ve got emails, we’ve got phone calls, Prime Minister [Keith] Mitchell [from Grenada],” Sammy said.

“He sent a very inspiring email for the team this morning … and I’m yet to hear from our own cricket board. That is very disappointing”.

The WICB reacted to Sammy comments in the fourth paragraph of a statement released late Sunday headlined –WICB President has high praises for World T20 Organisers.

“The President would like to however apologise for what could be deemed inappropriate, comments made by the West Indies’ male captain, Darren Sammy in a post-match interview and would like to apologise on behalf of the WICB, to the millions of fans who witnessed,” the WICB statement said.

“The President has pledged to enquire the reason and will have the matter addressed.”

Cameron is due to meet West Indies players next month for an annual stakeholder’s review which would also be attended by West Indies Players Association (WIPA), selectors and the technical team.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Let him go. He is the cause foreigners are laughing at us, big mouth Australians are ridiculing our cricketers, when the players are happy we gonna win again.

  2. I am outrageously angry to hear Cameron’s statement. this man has no moral responsibility nor integrity. Sammy did the right thing to express his sincere feelings and that of the west indian people. what sammy expressed is what we know about our vulture wicbc and cameron. the regional and international cricket bodies and governments need to help us put a stop to this abuse of power by the WICBC .. please international community, we need help. Sammy is an honourable and respected gentleman throughout the world. CAMERON MUST GO NOW… WE ARE ASKING THE GUYANA GOVT. TO PLEASE DECLARE CAMERON AS PERSONA NON GRATA IN GUYANA

  3. Knowing the board and the players association cannot see eye to eye there should be a cashew of the guards. Fans can assume the governing body doesn’t care for the fans. Winning is a great satisfaction, feeling….. They don’t care the world is laughing at us … Even making harsh comments…. Shane Warne about Samuels…. It seemed he was fired up. Another statement made by Nicholas. The players are frustrated, they react in a manner to show their frustration, wandering if the rep of the players association is acting in the best interest of WI cricket n the players. Who make up the governing body, how are they selected or appointed. Sometimes selectors favour players even when better players available. They should like adults get together and resolve their differences in the best interest of WI cricket. SOMEONE PLEASE BE AN ADULT. WI fans are proud of the three victories, WI fans are celebrating all over, people are excited …… Fans are on a winning HIGH…… NO DRUGS. There is an abundance of talent at this time make full use of it … Don’t disappoint the players and supporters. Looking around no cricket fans became fans, never seen so many female fans.

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