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Brathwaite declines retainer contract


Brathwaite declines retainer contract

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ST JOHN’S – West Indies Twenty20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite, is among three players who have declined central contracts from the West Indies Cricket Board.

In a release Wednesday, the board said Brathwaite along with Test batsmen Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels had all opted not to sign retainers for the period which ends next year September.

Brathwaite’s move is significant since he only assumed the helm of the T20 squad last August, controversially replacing two-time Twenty World Cup-winning skipper, Darren Sammy.

The 28-year-old is also a member of the One-Day International and Test squads, but has been unable to command a spot in the longest format despite a batting average of 45 after three games.

Brathwaite is set to play for Barisal Bulls in the Bangladesh Premier League which bowls off this weekend and is also expected to sign for a franchise in the Big Bash League starting next month.

Retained Players:

Men: Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph and Jomel Warrican.

Women: Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt and Stafanie Taylor                                   

The central contracts for women range from US$12 000 to US$30 000; while the contracts for men range from US$100 000 to US$150 000. The contract for the period is based on performances from October 1, 2015 to September 2016.

The WICB also has 90 additional players on contract for the six franchises and their salaries range from US$15 600 to $30 000. Those players are part of the first-class set-up.

The 4-Day Professional Cricket League begins next Friday, November 11 with matches in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and St Kitts. The Super 50 is scheduled for January to February 2017.

Separate arrangements are on offer for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the region’s Twenty20 domestic league and those packages range from US$5 000 to US$160 000.

West Indies will play in a Tri-Nation One-Day-International series with Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. The series, scheduled for Zimbabwe, is due to start November 16. (CMC/PR)