The overseas retainer contracts for the West Indies Men’s Team for the 2021-2022 season were confirmed by Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday. For the upcoming 2021-22 season, which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 18 players have been given contracts. For the first time, international retainer contracts have been awarded to Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Akeal Hosein, and Kyle Mayers, while newly named Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo have earned international contracts for red and white ball cricket, respectively.
“Contracts for the 2021-22 season have been offered to 18 teams, a reduction of four from the previous year. Due to his good Test and T20I results during the evaluation process, Jason Holder is the only player to keep his all-format contract “Roger Harper, the lead selector for the West Indies Men’s Team, made the announcement in an official statement.
“Several new players have been given red ball contracts as a result of their good successes in the previous year. Since they did not follow the minimum criteria, a majority of players were not kept “Added he.
The results and statistics for the 2021-22 contracts is evaluated from April 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021. (this was also supported by statistics from the previous 2019-2020 evaluation period). This requires all players to be evaluated directly after the trial date, as well as a warning period before new contracts are signed on July 1, 2021.
Jason Holder, All-Format Contracts
Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner*, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Mayers, and Kemar Roach all signed Red Ball contracts.
Kieran Pollard, Fabien Allen, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein*, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, Nicholas Pooran, and Hayden Walsh Jr. have signed white ball contracts.
The following players no longer have overseas retainer contracts:
Roston Chase has a contract for both formats.
Shamarh Brooks and Shane Dowrich have signed Red Ball contracts.
Sunil Ambris, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, and Oshane Thomas have signed white ball contracts.
For the next year, all players who are no longer on International retainer contracts are given an A* category Regional Franchise Deal.