Vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Dr Kishore Shallow, said that the board holds nothing against those players who have opted out of the tour of England and their decision is acceptable.
Three players namely Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, and Keemo Paul have decided against touring England with the West Indies team that is due to leave Antigua on Monday.
Shallow speaking to Guardian Media Sports yesterday said: "It's great that those who are going, see it as their responsibility to assist by giving the world some cricket after so long. I am sure they are excited to play cricket after being off the field for a while. I heard Jason Holder in an interview say he is excited to play cricket again and this is great.
"Those who have opted out, I haven't spoken to them to get the reasons for their decision but they are free to make their own decision. They have opted out and this is acceptable and nothing will be held against them for their decision."
CEO of CWI Johnny Grave told ESPNCricinfo: "Darren Bravo had concerns about his health and any consequences that it may have on his young family. He also mentioned he made his decision with great remorse as it was always a huge honour for him to play for West Indies."
He continued: "Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family. He was really concerned if something happened to him how his family would cope. He wrote a personal note to us to explain it was with a heavy heart that he had decided not to tour but that he just didn't feel comfortable going to England.
"He wrote passionately about how hard a decision it was for him and how much he loves playing for West Indies, but with consultation with his family, he doesn't feel he can leave them and doesn't want to go on the tour.
"Hetmeyer," he said, "didn't feel comfortable from a safety point of view, leaving his home, leaving his family and heading over to England".