Bravo in hot water over tweet
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo finds himself without a match contract after calling the president of the WICB a ‘big idiot’ on Twitter this week.
Bravo addressed Dave Cameron on the social media platform, responding to Cameron’s comments to Sports Max TV earlier in the week, in which he said that Bravo did not deserve a grade A contract.
Cameron said that Bravo’s average was declining, and that he would be motivated by a grade C deal (which Bravo had rejected).
The batsman wrote on Twitter: “You hav been failing 4 d last 4yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract. Big idiot @davec51.”
Bravo has been replaced in the squad for the ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe, and has been told to apologise and remove the tweet or face further action.
Richard Pybus, the WICB director of cricket, wrote to Bravo on Friday, as reported by Cricinfo: “It has come to our attention that on November 11, 2016 you published a tweet on your Twitter account (@DMBravo46) disparaging the President of the West Indies Cricket Board.
“We would expect as a senior West Indian cricketer, that you would recognise that your decision to vent your frustration online, as well as to denigrate the President of the WICB, was inappropriate and unacceptable as well as contrary to your contractual obligations to the WICB.
“Clause 9.3.1 of your match/tour contract provides that in default by you in respect of your obligations under the contract, WICB may in its absolute discretion cancel the contract by written notice to the Cricketer.
“In light, therefore of your breach of your obligations to WICB in clause 188.8.131.52 of your match/tour contract, the letter serves as a written notice that your match/tour contract is hereby cancelled.
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