The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) plans to meet with Darren Bravo as soon as possible after the Trinidadian was sent packing to the Caribbean from Zimbabwe following his statements about West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron.
TTCB Chief Executive Officer Suruj Ragoonath confirmed that the board plans to meet with Bravo as soon as it is convenient for both parties.
Bravo was part of the West Indies 50-over team in Zimbabwe to compete in a Tri-Nation series involving West Indies, Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe.
However, following a controversial statement about Cameron on Twitter, Bravo was sent back to the Caribbean.
Bravo was offered a C contract by the WICB – the lowest grade available – but declined the offer.
Cameron, speaking on Sportsmax TV, said the board can’t continue giving Bravo an A contract because he would not have any motivation to improve.
The WICB boss added that Bravo’s performance has been in decline but failed to explain how despite that, he was named WICB Player of the Year for 2015/2016.
Bravo openly expressed his displeasure on Twitter, saying that Cameron has not been performing well as president of the board for the past four years and said he should resign.
Bravo also said he was never given an A contract. Bravo tweeted “you have been failing 4 d last 4yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract. Big Idiot.”
The TTCB release stated, “The TTCB notes the recent incidents involving our players and the WICB and wishes to assure the public that we are addressing these and other issues as a matter of urgency.
We have written the WICB requesting dialogue between all parties concerned in these matters with a goal of resolving the conflicts and getting the focus back unto the field of play. In the meantime, we are seeking to meet with Bravo on his return to Trinidad.” Bravo was scheduled to return to Trinidad on Sunday night. Young wicketkeeper/ batsman Nicholas Pooran has recently been banned by the WICB from regional cricket for a year while Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and Denesh Ramdin have all had their issues too.