India suspends all future cricket tours to Caribbean
India's cricket team has canceled all of their future trips to the Caribbean, according to a report from BBC.com. Last week, the West Indies abruptly left their India tour because of a pay dispute between the board and the players.
India was scheduled to tour the Caribbean in February and March of 2016.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India released the following statement regarding the matter:
"India's decision, while understandable, is a grave development. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of cricket in the West Indies is now in jeopardy. Such is the parlous financial state of the game in the Caribbean that losing the small fortune that an Indian tour would generate might well prove to be the tipping point, and that's without considering the cost of any damages - up to £30m - sought by the BCCI."
Starting Nov. 2, India will now play a five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka.
- Jack Jorgensen