Cricket West Indies vice-presidential candidate Dr Kishore Shallow is not convinced the improved relationship between the board and players union WIPA is as healthy as is being purported.
Relations between the two bodies have been acrimonious in the past, but in recent years have settled down with CWI President Dave Cameron and WIPA President Wavell Hinds — both Jamaicans — seemingly enjoying a productive relationship.
But Shallow said the cessation of hostilities between CWI and WIPA was not necessarily indicative of the players happiness with the way the board was being run.
“We’ve been misled somewhat to think there’s a great relationship with WIPA [because] of Dave Cameron and Wavell Hinds,” Shallow said during a cricket forum at the UWI Cave Hill Campus here earlier this week.
“We obviously know better. What is important is that we offer our players that sense of security.”
Pointing to the recent move by the board to retain the one-day players for the Twenty20 series against England, Shallow said the decision had lacked transparency, proper planning and had not gone down well with several specialist T20 players.
The board announced 24 hours before the opening T20 International on March 5 in St Lucia that the one-day squad would be kept together for the series, in order to further plan for the ICC World Cup in England later this year.