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Darren Bravo to take legal action against WICB after axing from squad

Darren Bravo of West Indies
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 17: Darren Bravo of West Indies leaves the field after being dismissed during Day Five of the First Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Ground on October 17, 2016, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has decided to take legal action against his employers, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after being sent home following his spat with the Board President Dave Cameron. The 27-year old was bumped down to a Grade C contract in spite of strong performances with the bat in the Test series against the Pakistanis in the UAE.

The 27-year old who was considered by many to be the next ‘Brian Lara’ of West Indies cricket was eventually withdrawn from the Tri-nation series in Zimbabwe and replaced. Bravo, however, went on to claim that his dismissal was  unlawful after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts, reports CMC.

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The row between the Barbadian batsman and the Board had begun when the stylish left-handed batsman had been bumped down to a Grade ‘C’ contract. This outrage, despite some impressive performances with the bat on the UAE tour, was clearly upsetting for Bravo as he lashed out a Board on Twitter.

The Tweet also did not go down too well with the WICB as they immediately axed Bravo from the squad and replaced him thereby making him catch the early plane home. In the tweet, Bravo was alleged to have referred to the WICB President as “a big idiot”.

The West Indies Cricket Board has reportedly received paperwork from Bravo’s lawyer regarding the lawsuit the stylish Barbadian batsman is filing for his ‘unlawful drop’ from the West Indies cricket team. Needless to say, the Windies had a terrible outing in the series that saw them fall short of their opponents Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

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