Darren Bravo is claiming unlawful dismissal after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts    AFP
Darren Bravo is claiming unlawful dismissal after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts AFP

Port of Spain (Trinidad): West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is taking legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after he was dropped from the squad before their recent tri-nations One-Day International (ODI) series in Zimbabwe. Bravo is claiming unlawful dismissal after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts, reports CMC. The Guardian newspaper has reported that Bravo’s lawyer has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the WICB last week which has been received by the board. Darren Bravo dropped from West Indies squad for Zimbabwe tri-nation series following Twitter outburst

Bravo, the most consistent batsman for the Caribbean side in the longest format, was overlooked for the top tier and offered a Grade C contract. The row between the stylish Trinidadian batsman and Cameron erupted after the WICB chief gave an explanation for the omission, stating that Bravo’s performance was not consistent enough to merit a higher grade of pay. Bravo lashed out at Cameron on social media platform Twitter, accusing him and the board officials of never offering him a Grade A contract in the first place despite his consistency. In the tweet, Bravo was alleged to have referred to the WICB President as “a big idiot”.

In a Twitter outburst, the Trinidadian told WICB president Dave Cameron to quit over the handling of new deals offered to the leading stars of the sport s fallen giants. 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 @davec51, tweeted Bravo.