President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, has announced that some 60 players are to receive retainer contracts in the New Year.
Cameron made his announcement in Florida where the West Indies cricketers are participating in a week-long team building camp ahead of tours of India and New Zealand.
This is believed to be the highest number of retainer contracts ever offered to players by WICB.
“Starting in January, at least 60 players will have regional retainer contracts for the first time. We will also ensure that the support staff is in place in the territories as well,” Cameron said in an interview with the Gleaner.
“I intend to keep building on this relationship between the WICB and the West Indies Players Associations (WIPA), organizations which have been at loggerheads over a range of issues from player contracts to disputes involving top players such as Chris Gayle,” he said.