Much-a-do about nothing - CWI president defends closeness with WIPA

By Sports Desk March 16, 2019

Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron is denying that the close relationship between the West Indies Players Association and Cricket West Indies serves as a way of ostracising players who may not be happy with the way the region's governing body is handling affairs that affect them. 

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