A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ramnaresh Sarwan resigns from WIPA

Sarwan could be looking to get back into the national team

West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has announced that he will be resigning from the board of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) effective immediately.

The director of WIPA, Dave Kissoon, will also be stepping down as director following the recent cases he presided over, which was in regards to players contracts and a disputed memorandum of understanding.

According to the Jamaican Gleaner, Sarwan resigned from his post in order to patch up old wounds with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and earn a spot on the national team again.

A statement released by WIPA said: “Both Ramnaresh and Dave have in their own ways contributed to WIPA’s progress. We certainly wish Ramnaresh all the very best in his future cricket career as we are certain that he still has a great deal to contribute to West Indies cricket.”

Sarwan last represented the West Indies back in 2011, and just last month, he won a court case against the WICB over comments made about his fitness levels, and was awarded $161,000 in damages.

Sarwan, with the help of WIPA, had filed a complaint in March 2011 after the WICB questioned him about his fitness and attitude.

According to Sarwan, the comments made by the WICB ensured that he lost out on a central contract for the 2010-2011 season, and also damaged his “reputation as a professional cricketer”.

Sarwan added that the comments had also “sullied his career as an international cricketer”.

Earlier this summer, Sarwan had an excellent season with Leicestershire, while the West Indies team were thrashed by England.

Furthermore, Sarwan noted that he had been “mentally broken down by certain individuals”, and also blamed the West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson for his troubles with the national selectors.

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