Evin Lewis declines Windies central contract

By October 01, 2018
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Windies opening batsman Evin Lewis will not have a central contract with the regional cricket oversight body for the next 12 months. 

Cricket West Indies announced its revised central contract list on Tuesday but there was no Lewis to be found in that list.

Lewis, CWI has said, turned down an offer to be given a white ball contract.

The explosive opener has not had the best time at the crease in recent times, failing miserably for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Hero Caribbean Premier League where he starts at the top with fellow Windies frontman Chris Gayle.

Lewis scored one half century, with 28 counting as his next highest score. The opener would end up averaging just 11.45, scoring 126 runs from 11 matches at a strike rate of 117.75.

Despite that, the CWI still decided on offering Lewis a contract, bearing in mind he averages 33.06 for the Windies with a strike rate of 157.44. Lewis has scored 429 runs in 17 matches for the Windies with his score being 125 not out. He has two hundreds, scored three 50s and earned man-of-the-match accolades on four occasions.

Those statistics make him highly sought after, a fact that may have influenced his decision not to take a central contract.

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

 

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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