AHMEDABAD, India, Reuter: West Indies scored a thrilling two run victory over India on Thursday in a one day fixture whose status was still being argued over several hours after the game.

Officials of both sides were locked in discussion on Indian Cricket Board Secretary C. Nagaraj’s insistence that the match be treated as part of the scheduled eight game limited overs series,

West Indies Captain Viv Richards and team manager Jackie Hendricks were not available for comment, but the touring team was believed to be insisting that the match was an unofficial, fund-raising effort.

The dispute flared at the start of the game when Indian officials had to persuade their Captain Ravi Shastri to toss after he discussed the status of the contest with Richards,

Shastri said that the match was not Part of the official series,


Article extracted from this publication >> January 15, 1988