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Key points: WICB/WIPA sign MOU

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Key points: WICB/WIPA sign MOU

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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) have concluded negotiations and agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding.

The signing was done this morning at the Accra Beach Hotel, Barbados.

Here are some of the key points from the signing and subsequent question and answer segment from the official WestIndies (@westindies) Twitter feed.

“This is a watershed moment for cricket in the West Indies…we’re moving forward”, Dave Cameron, WICB President. (westindies)

“We need to make sure we’re prepared for the world stage…120 cricketers operating as professionals”, Wavell Hinds, President of WIPA. (westindies)

WIPA CEO & president says that the CBA will allow players to operate at a professional level. (WIPA)

“Everything is done in partnership…the agreement is we do better…the players do better”, WICB President Dave Cameron. (westindies)

WIPA president Wavell Hinds reveals there is more even distribution of money for all Caribbean cricketers and gone are the days where international players get more. (WIPA)

“We are going forward with the franchise system…the season will start in November”, Dave Cameron. (westindies)

Former Windwards skipper and West Indies player Rawl Lewis in charge of development of umpires and officials in regional cricket. (westindies)

Richard Pybus: The franchise system will allow the West Indies to develop its best players. (WIPA)

CEOs and Presidents of territorial boards in Barbados to sit down with WICB to finetune details of new franchise systems. (westindies)

Michael Muirhead: Draft system will be used for franchise. Each territory will keep 10 players. (WIPA)

“Scouts will be looking for best talent… marketplace will be open…will be fantastic for the players”, Richard Pybus, Director of Cricket. (westindies)