West Indies’ disappointing tour of Sri Lanka continued yesterday, when they plunged to an eight-wicket loss in the second One-Day International to tamely concede the three-match series.

In another rain-affected encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium which was reduced to 38 overs per side, West Indies rallied to 214 all out off their allotted overs and watched helplessly as the hosts raced to their adjusted target of 225, with nine balls remaining. The final one-day is scheduled for Saturday.

Meanwhile, CARICOM Heads of Government have requested an “urgent meeting” with the embattled West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), in a move aimed at having the far-reaching recommendations of the Cricket Review Panel report implemented swiftly.

Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, who is Chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee, told a media conference yesterday that contact had already been made with the WICB regarding the critical meeting that could ultimately determine the future of the Board and the sport in the region.

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