The prospect of sending a second-string team increased after WICB CEO Michael Muirhead made it clear that the players' request to double the remuneration package in the tournament would not be entertained.
     
According to Muirhead, the package was agreed with the players' union, WIPA, last year and would not be changed on the eve of the event. He stated that any player who had not confirmed their acceptance of the current contacts by February 14 would be presumed to have refused selection.
     
"The terms on offer were negotiated and agreed between WICB and WIPA with the assistance of representatives from the ICC and FICA during a mediation process last year," Muirhead stated.

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