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India confirm demand for £26.2m following failed West Indies cricket tour

The secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket India has confirmed the organisation's demands for compensation from the West Indies.

Sanjay Patel says the BCCI have put in a claim totalling around £26.2million from their Caribbean counterparts after they abandoned their recent tour of India. But also confirmed the figure could increase.

West Indies ended their tour to India prematurely. Credit: Reuters

"We have sent a demand letter to the WICB claiming damages to the tune of 258 crore (£26.2 million)...and we are in the process of ascertaining other damages incurred by our hosting centres, after which we will present a final claim amount," Patel told Press Association.

"It is a matter of consideration for the WICB to decide as to how they will cover our damages.

"(Abandoning the tour) is a unilateral decision of the WICB and they are solely responsible for this entire episode.

"There has been a direct and disastrous impact (to India). Other than the financial losses, the collateral damage that has been caused to the BCCI and its stakeholders is irreparable."