Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it “does not have the power to intervene” in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
The future of the West Indies national side is uncertain following the squad’s sudden abandonment of their three-format tour of India. The decision led the BCCI initiating legal action against the WICB and suspending all bilateral agreements between the teams.
The ICC confirmed Wednesday that despite concerns over the row – mirred in an internal payment dispute between the West Indies squad, the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) and the WICB – they have no formal powers to intervene or mediate.
“The ICC said Wednesday it was concerned with the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and was closely monitoring the developments arising from the recently cancelled tour of India,” an ICC statement said Wednesday.
“The ICC hopes that the matter will be resolved amicably but clarified that, unless the matter is otherwise referred to it, it does not have the power to intervene in disputes resulting from a bilateral FTP tour. The ICC added that the matter will be discussed at the ICC board meeting, which is scheduled for Nov 10 in Dubai. Until then, the ICC will make no further comment on this matter.”