Benn, Nash out in the cold
Controversial spinner Sulieman Benn of Barbados and former Test vice-captain Brendon Nash of Jamaica are the two high-profile players who have not been offered retainer contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board for the next year.
And it seems former captain Chris Gayle and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo won’t be seen in West Indies colours anytime soon either.
CMC Sports Wire has been able to independently confirm that left-arm spinners Benn and Nikita Miller, as well as left-handed batsmen Brendan Nash and Devon Smith, along with all-rounder Dave Bernard Jr have all been overlooked for retainers, which usually range in value from US$80 000 to US$120 000 annually.
The list of 18 also does not include Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard – all of whom have not been on the retainer contract list for the past year – neither Lendl Simmons nor Ramnaresh Sarwan. (BA/CMC)
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