CWI issues new retainer contracts
St John's, ANTIGUA:
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the central contracts for Windies Men's and Windies Women's players for the 2018/2019 year.
While the previous contracts expired at the end of last month, the new contracts will be backdated to July 1, 2018 and run until June 30, 2019, as CWI aligns all players on the same contract period (Franchise contracts used to expire on July 31, and Windies contracts on September 30).
Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave says, "All Windies and Franchise players are now contracted from July 1 to June 30, with their performances assessed from April 1 to March 31. This will allow for a more efficient process of reviewing, renewing and awarded contracts within West Indies professional cricket and give everyone at least three months to plan for the season ahead. Our season will start each year with the Caribbean Premier League, followed by the Super50 Cup and finish on the 4-Day competition."
The decision to offer all format, red and white ball contracts, according to Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, "allows for the better management of players as it relates to their development. At the time of recommending contracts in June some players would have developed in different formats after the process had finished, so their recent performances can't be considered until the next contract cycle."
Rovman Powell, Stafanie Taylor and Chedean Nation the three Jamaicans to secure contracts. Evin Lewis was offered a white ball contract and declined.
The full contracts list is:
All Format Retainers:
White Ball Retainers:
Red Ball Retainers:
*New Players on retainers