Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | ePaper
Pooran, Allen and Thomas included in West Indies contracts
Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen and Oshane Thomas have been included in Cricket West Indies' central contracts for the 2019-2020 season. In addition, 15 women cricketers have been handed out contracts. The CWI contracts for male cricketers are divided into all-format, red-ball and white-ball contracts. Alongside Darren Bravo and Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach have been awarded all-format contracts. Incidentally, last year, only four players were awarded all-format contracts.
Pooran, who first came into the limelight when he composed a brilliant 143 in the U-19 World Cup, was in very good form in this year's 50-over World Cup, ending up as West Indies' top run-getter. The highlight of his campaign was the 103-ball 118 against Sri Lanka. Allen, who made his first-class debut in 2016, shone brightly in the Global T20 Canada last year, finishing the tournament with a strike-rate of over 180. The all-rounder, subsequently, made his ODI debut against India and has represented in 10 ODIs so far. Thomas, the tear away, has plucked 24 scalps for West Indies in the 50-over format.
Meanwhile, John Campbell, the southpaw, who amassed 176 runs in his maiden Test series versus England this year has been given a red-ball contract. Jomel Warrican, the left-arm spinner, has also won a red-ball contract. On the other hand, Miguel Cummins, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Sunil Ambris and Devendra Bishoo won't be a part of the contract list for the upcoming season.
Among the women cricketers, Reniece Boyce, Anisa Mohammed, Akeira Peters and the retired Merissa Aguilleira aren't part of the contract list.