Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas delivered the contracts of the West Indies for the first time

ANTIGUA: Returning to the World Cup, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran and Oshane Thomas have received the central contracts of the West Indies for the first time, while seven players have received contracts of all formats.

The number of contracts of all formats for men has now increased from four to seven with Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul joined those in the Test and ODI formats (Captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach) on the list.

In total, 19 men have been retained for the next contract year, which runs from July 1 of this year until June 30 of next year, including first-timers Allen, Pooran and Thomas who were part of the team of the West Indies that finished ninth out of 10 teams in the World Cup.

Meanwhile, 15 women, an increase of three, also won central contracts, including veteran veteran Stacy-Ann King, left-hander Kycia Knight and newcomers Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean and Karishma Ramharack.

Cricket West Indies The policy (CWI) allows up to 22 contracts to be offered each year of contract to male players, so the selection panel may decide to offer additional core contracts throughout the year.

CWI cricket director Jimmy Adams said verbal offers were made to all players and contracts will be issued in the coming weeks, as soon as the board has concluded a new four-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Association. of Players of the West Indies.

This is the third year that CWI will grant central contracts to men from the West Indies in three different categories.

WEST INDIES MEN PLAYERS WITH CENTRAL CONTRACTS 2019-20:

Contracts of all formats: Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

Red ball contracts: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican

White ball contracts: Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite , Sheldon Cottrell , Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas.

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