CWI signs retainers

West Indies’ Darren Bravo.
Associated Press / Andy Brownbill

Cricket West Indies (CWI) have signed retainer contracts for seven new players, including Trinidad and Tobago cricketers Darren Bravo and Nicholas Pooran as new additions for the 2019-2020 season.

Bravo, 30, has played 52 Tests and 110 ODIs, but only returned to the squad late last year following a fall out with former CWI president Dave Cameron.

Bravo, and Pooran, 23, who was West Indies’ leading batsman at the recent ICC World Cup, will be joined by Fabien Allen, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican as the new players being offered retainer contracts.

A CWI release said they had increased the number of all-format contracts awarded to West Indies men’s players and expanded the list of centrally-contracted West Indies women’s players for the 2019-20 season.

The number of all format contracts on the men’s side has now increased from four to seven with Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul joining Test and ODI captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach on the list.

A total of 19 players have been retained for the upcoming contract year, which runs from July 1 this year to June 30 next year.

West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran.
Associated Press / Rui Vieira

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