West Indians Tino Best and Devon Smith are among 16 players who have started legal proceedings against the organisers of the Cricket All Star T20 match in Toronto in May claiming they have yet to be paid.

Ontario-based Kat Rose Custom Designs Inc (Kat Rose), which organised the Cricket Canada-approved event, has been served notices at the Toronto Small Claims Court regarding unpaid match fees and expenses totalling approximately $113,000.

Apart from Best and Smith, some of the other affected players include Sanath Jayasariya, Saqlain Mushtaq, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Mark Boucher, Brendan Taylor and Bangladesh allrounder Nasir Hossain.

“We are incredibly disappointed and distressed by the lack of professionalism of the Kat Rose organisation, said Tim May, the chief executive officer of Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA).

“The players fulfilled their contractual obligations and are now each left out-of-pocket to the tune of several thousand dollars of their own money,” said May…


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