Rebel cricketers escape ban

Chairman of the India Premier League (IPL), Ranjib Biswai has said that the “rebel” West Indies cricketers who abandon the India series would not face any ban.

Fears of the ban surfaced following their pull out of the tour which the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) says would cost them about $65 million in losses.

A pay dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) forced the players to follow through with threats to quit the tour after the fourth one-day International in Dharasmsala with one more ODI, Twenty20 and three Tests remaining.

ESPNcricinfo quoted a West Indies Cricket Board director as calling for an IPL ban on the core group of players, who were instrumental in West Indies aborting the India tour.

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