Guyanese Shiv Chanderpaul Is Lone A Contract Cricketer

Sept. 30, 2010

Guyanese Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the lone West Indian cricketer to have gotten an A contract from the West Indies Cricket Board.

The Board made the announcement Wednesday, noting that Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo were also offered A contracts but refused.

Sulieman Benn and Darren Sammy were both given B contracts but all other crickets have been signed on `C` class Central Retainer Contracts for the period October 1 2010 to September 30 2011.

They include Kemar Roach, Brendan Nash, Adrian Barath, Shane Shillingford, Nikita Miller, Devon Smith, Ravi Rampaul, Nelon Pascal, David Bernard Jr., Andre Russell and Carlton Baugh Jr.

Kirk Edwards, Gavin Tonge, Andre Fletcher, Chadwick Walton, Devendra Bishoo, Assad Fudadin, Imran Khan and Kevin Stoute have all signed Developmental Contracts for 2010 – 2011.

Kieron Pollard, who was offered a C contract,  along with Bravo and Gayle declined the offers. The Board said yesterday it has written to Gayle, Bravo and Pollard seeking details of the issues which caused them not to take up the offer in an attempt to understand the issues for future contract offers.

The Board also noted that Gayle, Bravo and Pollard have each indicated to the WICB that they remain committed to West Indies cricket and are available for selection to the West Indies team.

The WICB offered 25 players contracts on August 31 – ten of them were development contracts worth $25,000.

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