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WIPA Powerless

Where is Darren Bravo? That’s the question that continues to occupy the minds of cricket pundits and fans around in the world, and more so, as Windies face Pakistan in the 3-match Test series which starts on Friday at Sabina Park.

Darren Michael Bravo, the 28-year-old West Indian and Trinidad and Tobago top order left-handed batsman, last played for the Windies in the tri-nation series in Zimbabwe last November.

Bravo,  however, was sent home following a tweet in which he referred to West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron as a “big idiot.”

According to Wavel Hinds, the President of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) his organization is powerless in representing Bravo’s interest given the fact that he is a non-member of the association.

“WIPA deals with matters that affect its members and Darren Bravo is not a member of WIPA. Having said that, there are things we deal with that have to do with institutional structures and from where we sit, I think all the contracts and agreements between the WICB and WIPA have been signed off on. If the player is not a member of WIPA, he would have to deal with that on his own and I’m sure Darren Bravo is pretty much capable of dealing with that,” said Hinds in a press interview.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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