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WICB balks after Chanderpaul says he was forced to retire

Former West Indies standout Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he felt forced to retire from international cricket by the West Indies Cricket Board.

The WICB said he did so on his own accord.

Chanderpaul was given a No Objection Certificate by the WICB in order to play in England’s Masters Champions League but he had to call it quits in order to get it.

“I was given a No Objection Certificate by WICB with a clause in it that I retire on the 23rd,” Chanderpaul told ESPNCricinfo.com. “If I didn’t announce my retirement they would have taken it back.”

Click on the video for his full interview.

The WICB responded in part:

“…players were well aware of their decisions to retire from international and therefore allowing them to be eligible for participation in the inaugural tournament. The MCL is an approved tournament of the International Cricket Council and the rules clearly states that the participants, to be eligible, must have retired from international cricket.”

Click here for the full WICB statement.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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