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Sachin backs West Indies players, asks WICB to address their concerns

India TV Sports Desk 04 Apr 2016, 13:55:25 PM IST
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Mumbai: Following the nail biting victory by the West Indies in the World Twenty20 in the Men's, Women's and the under 19 sections, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar call on the West Indies Cricket Board to supports its team and address their concerns.

Tendulkar comments came soon after Windies skipper Darren Sammy delivered an emotional speech during the post-match presentation ceremony.

The batting great took to Twitter to congratulate Carribeans and asked the WICB to address concerns of the players.

WI players emerged true champions overcoming challenges on & off the field. West Indian Board should support them & address their concerns.

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 3, 2016

WI all the way!! True champions, be it u19s, women's or men's championship! Super stuff by team WI! Brathwaite was breathtaking! #WT20Final

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 3, 2016

Post the smashing victory, an emotional Darren Sammy slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) branding their attitude as 'disappointing'.

Referring to a lengthy and bitter pay dispute that had put their World Twenty20 participation in doubt, the all-rounder said his team felt "disrespected by our board".

"We had a new manager in Rawle Lewis, who has never managed a team before. We had no uniforms, no printing," said Sammy.

"The trouble he went through to just get us in this uniform. I got to give credit to the entire team here."

Sammy also took a dig at the board as he is not selected in the 50-over format.

"I don't know when I'm going to be playing for West Indies again, I want to thank my team, thanks my coaching staff. This is for the CHAMPIONS," he said, referring to the Dwayne Bravo song

Echoing similar sentiments, Dwayne Bravo said that he along with some other players were being shunned from the 50 over squad by the Board and that the country's cricket is 'not in right hands'. 'If we look at the calendar, we don't have anymore T20 matches this year.

We are not picked for the ODIs. There's a series that's going to happen with South Africa but we will be playing in England (Natwest Blast) whereas we should have been playing for the West Indies. Look at the love we get over here. Even the BCCI does more for us than our board,' Bravo told Star Sports post the match.