Lara faces disciplinary action

West Indies captain Brian Lara faces an investigation by the West Indies Cricket Board after an angry outburst following his side’s recent home series loss to India.

Lara, who had already been in conflict with the board over its selection policy, unleashed a tirade against the committee after the West Indies suffered their first home series defeat to India in more than three decades.

The skipper and scorer of over 11500 Test runs alleged that there had been a month delay before the board informed him that he had been made a member of the selection committee, not receiving an endorsement letter until after the conclusion of the final test. As a result of this and the fact that in his view he was “never given the team he wanted”, he said he was reviewing his position as captain and considering resignation.

The WICB has released a statement saying that a committee has been appointed to investigate Lara’s comments and “to take such action as they may consider appropriate after these matters are discussed with him”.

The 35-year old is holding the position of captain for an unprecedented third time.

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