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Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara has announced that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) needs to undergo some big changes following the national team’s decision to pull out midway through their tour of India.
The West Indies decided to return home after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala due to the ongoing pay dispute with the WICB and West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA).
As a result of this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended all bilateral tours involving the West Indies and are also taking legal action against the WICB.
“I would like for changes to be made administratively because many changes have been made on the cricket field with cricketers – some careers have been affected by it,” Lara said. “But I’ve not seen any great movement by the West Indies administrators. Something new will have to be done.
“If we keep coming up with the same problems all the time then you’ve got to look inward and see if we can do something differently, because they are in fact the ones who are controlling the game. If the game is in the situation it is now. Look into the mirror.”
Lara is also confident that the West Indies will still take part in the 2015 World Cup.
“I don’t think the players will be greatly affected,” he said. “If this goes on for three to four months – you don’t expect something like that to fester for so long.
“I believe that the players will be in good shape for the South African tour and far more for the World Cup.”