Cricinfo, July 14, 2009: West Indies players refuse to back down

The West Indies players who declined to play in the first Test against Bangladesh are unlikely to back down and apologise to the West Indies board, raising the likelihood of a weakened side for the second Test against Bangladesh even though they lost the first by 95 runs in St. Vincent.

I have been following this for a while. The players say: ‘It’s incorrect to say we have been unreasonable’

The players have a right to withhold their labour, but should the public exert diplomatic pressure for this issue to be resolved? Would the West Indies have lost this test match if the best team had played:

Spinners seal historic Bangladesh win

Should this match have been allowed to take place? Should spectators consider a boycott? I hope this matter is resolved before the second test!

Update: Scabs or “New Look”?

Cricinfo, July 15, 2009 - West Indies retain new-look squad

The West Indies selectors have retained their new-look squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting on Friday. Batsman Ryan Hinds has been added to the team.