Pooran, Allen and Thomas get Cricket West Indies’ central contracts

West Indies cricketers Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen and Oshane Thomas have been included in the new central contract of Cricket West Indies.

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.

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At the same time, recent sensations of West Indies team, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, and Fabian Allen have been awarded with a white 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.

Jimmy Adams, the CWI director of cricket, observed the deals are related to players maintaining minimum fitness standards. “To assist in our drive towards a new fitness and conditioning culture, the CWI board of directors has approved our recommendation that the award of all new West Indies men’s contracts this year will be conditional on each player achieving a minimum standard of fitness. This new policy will also be introduced to all men’s regional franchise contracts and West Indies Women’s contracts next year for the 2020-21 season.”

CWI men’s contracts:

All-format – Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope

Red-ball – Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican, Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase

White-ball – Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite

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