CWI issues new retainer contracts; Guyanese trio included


Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the central contracts for Windies Men’s and Windies Women’s players for the 2018/2019 year.

Whilst the previous contracts expired on the 30th of September 2018, the new contracts will be backdated to the 1st of July 2018 and run until June 30, 2019, as CWI aligns all players on the same contract period (Franchise contracts used to expire on the 31st of July and WINDIES contracts on the 30th of September).

Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, says “All Windies and Franchise players are now contracted from the 1st of July to the 30th of June, with their performances assessed from the 1st of April to the 31st of March.  This will allow for a more efficient process of reviewing, renewing and awarded contracts within West Indies professional cricket and give everyone at least three months to plan for the season ahead.  Our season will start each year with the Caribbean Premier League, followed by the Super50 Cup and finish on the 4-Day competition.”

The decision to offer all format, red and white ball contracts, according to Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, “allows for the better management of players as it relates to their development. At the time of recommending contracts in June some players would have developed in different formats after the process had finished, so their recent performances can’t be considered until the next contract cycle.”

The full contracts list is:

All Format Retainers

Jason Holder

Shai Hope

Alzarri Joseph

Kemar Roach

Red Ball Retainers

Devendra Bishoo

Kraigg Brathwaite

Roston Chase

Miguel Cummins

Shane Dowrich

Shannon Gabriel

Shimron Hetmyer

Kieran Powell

Development Retainers

Sunil Ambris

Keemo Paul

Raymon Reifer

White Ball Retainers

Carlos Brathwaite

Ashley Nurse

Rovman Powell

Note: Evin Lewis was offered a white ball contract and declined.

New Players on retainers:

Kemar Roach

Sunil Ambris

Keemo Paul

Raymon Reifer


Merissa Aguilleira

Raniece Boyce

Shemaine Campbelle

Shamilia Connell

Deandra Dottin

Afy Fletcher

Hayley Matthews

Anisa Mohammed

Chedean Nation

Akeira Peters

Shakera Selman

Stafanie Taylor

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