Cricket board debars Bravo

Cricket board debars Bravo
West Indies Darren Bravo prepares to bat during a training session ahead of their third test cricket match against India in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. India won the first two tests.
Associated Press / Rajanish Kakade, File

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has debarred Darren Bravo from appearing in both the Trinidad and Tobago current Digicel four-day tournament and the West Indies until he meets with the regional body. No date has been set for the meeting.

It is the latest twist in the strained relationship between Bravo and WICB.

Last month, the WICB canceled the 27-year-old contract following remarks he made on Twitter about the board’s president Dave Cameron. Bravo called Cameron a “big idiot” after he stated on Sportsmax that Bravo was not offered an “A” contract by the WICB because he was warnedpreviously and failed to live up to that standard.

Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) CEO Suruj Ragoonath said Bravo was free to play for the Red Force and had been included in the list of 41 players called to training in preparation for the franchise’s defense of the Regional Super50 title.

The West Indies middle-order batsman is currently involved in a legal battle with the WICB over his dismissal from the One-Day International team on the eve of last month’s (November) Tri-Nation series with hosts Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

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