Ambris, Roach, Paul, Reifer earn Windies central contracts

By October 01, 2018
Sunil Ambris, Keemo Paul, Raymon reifer, and Kemar Roach Sunil Ambris, Keemo Paul, Raymon reifer, and Kemar Roach

Windies players, Sunil Ambris, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, and Raymon Reifer are the newest names on the Cricket West Indies’ list of players with central contracts. 

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).

“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 awarding 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,” said CWI CEO, Johnny Grave.

Ambris, Paul and Reifer have been offered central contracts under the terms of what the CWI calls ‘Development Retainers’.

Roach, on the other hand, after a successful return from injury and an apparent return to form, has earned a retainer for all formats of the game.

According to Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, the decision to offer all format, red and white ball contracts “allows for the better management of players as it relates to their development.”

Only Windies Test and ODI skipper, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, pacer Alzarri Joseph, and Roach are on the list of players retained for all formats of the game.

Browne says the number of players on that list could have been bigger and will very likely be the next time the retainers come up for review.

“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," said Browne.

Twelve women, led by Windies women’s captain Stafanie Taylor have also had their central contracts renewed.

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

 

WINDIES WOMEN

 

  • 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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