Former West Indies Cricket Board Chairman Ken Gordon cautions CARICOM leaders to keep the courts out of West Indies cricket.
His statements come after reports that regional leaders are considering legal action against the region’s cricket governing body.
“I hope this does not happen,” Gordon is quoted as saying by the Trinidad and Tobago Express. “For as much as the WICB’s unprincipled behaviour is to be condemned, the time and money likely to be spent on litigation of this kind will make court action counter-productive. First because the WICB is a limited liability company and this does not lend itself to legal intervention from the Government(s). But more significantly because urgent action is now required to arrest the deteriorating pattern of behaviour which threatens to become the culture of the organisation, conduct which is already manifesting itself at wider levels.”
The WICB, the West Indies Players Association and the players themselves have been locked in an ongoing dispute over the past several years over contract disputes and player availability.