Conde Riley has been asked to withdraw his statement that West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has endangered the lives of West Indies cricketers by leaving the bio-secure bubble to attend the funeral of his father-in-law in England.
Vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dr Kishore Shallow describes the comment as reckless and insists that Riley should withdraw the letter.
"It is rather unfortunate that Conde would make such an irresponsible statement that the head coach has endangered the lives of cricketers on tour.
"With regards to the comments that there were three board meetings and no information was given, this is also a misrepresentation of the facts, which are that the board approved the protocols presented by our medical experts. The presentation clearly outlined the protocol for entry and exit of the bubble and also every aspect of safety for the tour.
"Once such approval was given, the board should divorce itself from getting into the day-to-day operations, which is the case of coach Simmons attending a funeral on tour. This is consistent with president Skerritt's policy of empowering management."
"My disappointment is that Conde's letter to the board did not aim to clarify whether permission was given to Simmons. He was presumptuous and acted hastily in suggesting that the coach should be fired. As a senior member of the board and an experienced cricket administrator, this has undoubtedly been a miscalculation on his part, and I remain hopeful that he will withdraw his letter."
CWI president Skerritt said he was not going to get into any public fight with anyone at the moment.
"The ethics code of CWI, the same code that Calvin Hope refers to in his recent letter of complaint to the CWI ethics committee, prohibits directors from having such public confrontation about board-related matters.
"I will not allow myself to be drawn into public cockfights with either Calvin Hope or Conde Riley, especially at this time of sad farewell and celebratory respect on the passing of the legendary Sir Everton Weekes. All genuine cricket lovers should be focusing on cricket, not petty politics, especially in our support for the West Indies Test team about to go into battle in England."