(Jamaica Observer) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has assured the region his squad will not boycott the upcoming T20 World Cup in India next month.

Fears the 15-man squad would opt out of the March 8 to April 3 tournament were heightened over the past week when it emerged that yet another contract dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board was simmering.

Writing on the players’ behalf, Sammy told the WICB that the new contracts pay structure was unacceptable, arguing it represented between a 50 and 80 per cent reduction in earnings.

“We want to propose that we participate in the T20 World Cup 2016 under the same conditions that we have represented the West Indies in previous tournaments,” said Sammy.

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