West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo has been recalled from the Zimbabwe tour because of a scathing tweet he sent out about the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
In a release dated Nov. 2, 2016 the WICB said that Bravo was offered a C Contract by the Board for the next year, but the left-handed Trinidadian batsman refused to accept it.
It is alleged that Cameron during an interview on regional Sportsmax channel, said that the reason Bravo was offered a C contract is because has underperformed.
Bravo responded to Cameron’s statement by tweeting the following message: “You have been failing 4 d last 4yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract, Big [email protected]”.
Bravo was currently on tour of Zimbabwe, where he went to represent the West Indies in a Tri-nation series that also involves Sri Lanka.
He has been replaced by Jason Mohammed for the One-Day series of the tour.
Cameron responded by saying that Bravo’s recent “poor” performances did not merit him receiving a higher grade retainer contract.
Pointing to the player’s “declining averages”, the WICB president could not “reward poor performance” by offering a player a higher grade.
Cameron said Bravo’s averages in the last two years have been declining, “so what do you do? Reward poor performance or do you encourage him to get better?”
Retainers comprise grades of A+, A, B+ B and C.
WICB has called on Bravo to remove the tweet and apologize for his actions, failure to do so could result “in further disciplinary action, including referral to the Board’s disciplinary committee.”