The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) have signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Barbados.
President of the WICB Dave Cameron signed on behalf of the regional body, while Wavell Hinds, president of WIPA signed on behalf of the players’ association.
Cameron hailed the signing as a “new partnership which will take regional cricket forward”, while Hinds said “it created a stable environment” for the players to play and demonstrate their skill.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Clive Lloyd, former West Indies captain and now chairman of selectors; Michael Murihead, CEO of the WICB and Richard Plybus, director of cricket of the WICB.
“This is the most important thing we have done for West Indies cricket in the last couple years. What it means is that we are going to have l05 players engaged in cricket all year round.
“We are going to have 15 at the WICB level- which I will call the international team, while we will have 90 players at the region franchise level- 15 players among the six teams,”said Cameron,
Hinds,former West Indies batsman said, “This means stability and means we are operating in an environment which seeks partnership and put West Indies Cricket first. It will make sure that the pillars are in place to look after the players and key stakeholders of West Indies Cricket- who are then fans, the WICB president said.