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Need For More Home Internationals & A 'Diwali Test'!

The abrupt termination of the West Indies tour to India has led to the anticipated consequences with WICB scrambling for fire-fighting measures and BCCI seeking maximal claim of monetary loss. The future of the players in international cricket remains hazily unclear, some wondering to the extent of their participation in the World Cup early next year. Few sane voices are suggesting all concerned parties to restore talks with a calm mindset and resolve the issue sans victimization. No follower of the game would like West Indian players to be isolated in the overall frame, but things would have been much better had the events unfolded in a different manner.
A lesser significant aspect of this troubled series is that of impromptu scheduling modifications and an inflexible approach to a foreseen weather affected match. Spontaneous changes in tournament schedules is not uncommon in the Indian cricket set-up; the recent example being that of the IPL semifinal & final venue alterations mi…