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    WICB retainer contract players named

    Or rather leaked to caribbeancricket.com. WICB in rewarding all the scabs shocker. These are the categories of contract:

    A-rated players -- US$120,000 per year (apparently only 4 qualify for this. Gayle, Shiv, Sarwan and Bravo).
    B-rated players -- US$80,000 per year
    C-rated players -- US$60,000 per year
    D-rated players -- US$24,000 per year (these are developmental players)

    Contracted players by nation:

    BARBADOS

    Floyd Reifer - Seriously?
    Fidel Edwards
    Sulieman Benn
    Kemar Roach
    Ryan Austin
    Tino Best - ??????
    Kraigg Brathwaite
    Kevin McLean
    Omar Phillips
    Dale Richards
    Dwayne Smith - good to see him back

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    Dwayne Bravo
    Darren Bravo
    Denesh Ramdin
    Ravi Rampaul
    Adrian Barath
    Lendl Simmons

    GUYANA

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Ramnaresh Sarwan
    Narsingh Deonarine
    Travis Dowlin

    JAMAICA

    Chris Gayle
    Jerome Taylor
    Dave Bernard
    Brendan Nash
    Andre Creary
    Nikita Miller
    Chadwick Walton

    WINDWARD ISLANDS

    Darren Sammy
    Andre Fletcher
    Nelon Pascal
    Devon Smith - Surely it's time to give up on him?

    LEEWARD ISLANDS

    Lionel Baker - WHY????
    Kieran Powell
    Gavin Tonge

    11 players from Barbados who came 2nd from bottom last year and only 13 from the top two teams over the last 5 years combined.

    There are some pretty glaring omissions in that list. Runako Morton, Andrew Richardson, Amit Jaggernauth, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Gavin Wallace etc. But the most disturbing thing of all is that 37 year old Floyd Reifer and 28 year old failure Tino Best have been given 'development' contracts in a shameful case of rewarding the scabs for their loyalty. The selectors cannot possibly have awarded most of the scabs contracts on merit so it shows that the they are not independent of Julien Hunte and his old cronies at the WICB. By giving Best and Reifer contracts they have basically denied a couple of youngsters development contracts. It is shameful in the extreme and I hope that anyone who automatically blames the players for striking (idiotic and lazy journalists like Peter Roebuck, Greg Baum and Dean Jones) can see the WICB for what they really are.

    N.B: Don't be surprised if there is more conflict between the WICB and WIPA when it comes to signing these contracts as only 4 players (Shiv, Gayle, Sarwan and Bravo) have been offered A-rated contracts. I suspect Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor will feel extremely hard done by.
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    Seems harsh on Floyd Reifer. Whether you agree with the decision or not, he was a good company man, captain of WI and probably deserves a good contract for one year as 'reward' and then allowed to disappear.
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    The numbers seem low for top level professional cricketers. How much do FC cricketers get paid, and are these just base numbers and then they make more per match played or something?
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    Even for a retainer, for pro sports, those do seem very low.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Even for a retainer, for pro sports, those do seem very low.
    Should go on strike, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Should go on strike, IMO.
    Reckon it would end well, the WICB seems reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Seems harsh on Floyd Reifer. Whether you agree with the decision or not, he was a good company man, captain of WI and probably deserves a good contract for one year as 'reward' and then allowed to disappear.
    Not when he's billed as a "developmental player" and taking the spot of a promising youngster instead.
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    I presume Dave is on an A* contract?

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    As roseboy says, Reifer and Best are taking the place of young players. How do you develop a 37 year old cricketer? It shows that our selectors are not independent from the WICB. Through rewarding the scabs they have denied promising young leg spinners like Gavin Wallace and Davendra Bishoo development contracts.

    Btw players on the list who make the West Indies team will also collect fees of US$5,000 per Test, US$2,000 per ODI and US$1,500 per T20 International. They will also collect US$35,000 per day in sponsorship fees.

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    Some players are clearly passengers in this list....

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    Ha yea as aformentioned Taylor & Edwards should definately be in the A grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamer View Post
    As roseboy says, Reifer and Best are taking the place of young players. How do you develop a 37 year old cricketer? It shows that our selectors are not independent from the WICB. Through rewarding the scabs they have denied promising young leg spinners like Gavin Wallace and Davendra Bishoo development contracts.

    Btw players on the list who make the West Indies team will also collect fees of US$5,000 per Test, US$2,000 per ODI and US$1,500 per T20 International. They will also collect US$35,000 per day in sponsorship fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    Are you serious
    Likely to be the whole team gets 35k a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Not when he's billed as a "developmental player" and taking the spot of a promising youngster instead.

    Exactly what I meant. He has been captain of the West Indies in recent months and is 37 and has been given a tiny developmental contract. He should have been rewarded more substantially for the next year and in a more respectful way.

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