22 July 2009
After boycotting the Test series which saw Bangladesh win their first ever away series, striking West Indies cricketers have agreed to make themselves available for the national team for the up-coming one day series. They have agreed to return after former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal was appointed as the arbitrator to mediate their bitter dispute with the national board.
The trade bloc chairman and Guyana president, Bharrat Jagdeo, persuaded the West Indies Players' Association and West Indies Cricket Board to allow the regional body to mediate their dispute over pay, medical care and working conditions.
"It was agreed that, in light of the mediation agreement the parties expect to lead to the resolution of outstanding issues, all the players will make themselves available for selection," said a joint WICB and Wipa statement.