Bravo to sue cricket board

West Indies’ batsman Darren Bravo bats as Pakistan’s wicket keeper Mohammad Salman, left, and Taufeeq Umar look on during the second innings on the fourth day of their second cricket Test match in Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday, May 23, 2011.
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West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo is taking legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) claiming lost earnings of around US$120,000 based upon what he could have earned from One-Day Internationals against Zimbabwe and Pakistan Super League (PSL) contracts and regional Caribbean competitions.

Bravo, who has not played for the West Indies since he was sent home from Zimbabwe in November 2016 following his criticism of WICB President Dave Cameron?

He had called Cameron a “big idiot” in a tweet and although the WICB president called for an apology and removal of the tweet, Bravo has not made public the apology or remove the tweet.

Sources say that Bravo appears to have rejected the chance of returning to the West Indies by launching a claim for damages against the WICB.

WICB Chief Executive Johnny Grave told ESPN-cricinfo that the claim has come as a surprise to officials at the WICB who believed they were on the verge of reconciliation with Bravo.

They were also surprised at the suggestion he was prevented from playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) or Pakistan Super League (PSL) as no objection certificate (NOC) was made ahead of either tournament and when Bravo did apply for such a certificate ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it was granted immediately.

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