Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Dave Cameron has said that seniority and experience of players would no longer count in the issuing of central retainer contracts.
Speaking against the backdrop of the controversy arising from Darren Bravo’s rejection of a Grade C contract last year, Cameron argued that West Indies players now controlled their own futures once they perform, and not CWI dictating the quality of contracts they received.
CWI determines the grade of contract on a points system stemming from players’ performances over a 12-month period and on this basis, players were aware of the performances required in order to stake their claim for higher grade contracts.
The CWI president said that seasoned players need to translate that experience into performance instead of hoping for a high level retainer based on their length of time in international cricket.
Grade A is the highest level contract on offer and is worth US$150,000 with Grade B valued at US$125,000 and Grade C, US$100,000.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who averages 35 from 37 Tests, is currently the only player on a Grade A contract with Test and ODI captain Jason Holder on Grade B.
Cameron said going forward it was important that senior players understood the stated policy of the CWI.
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