In all a total of 36 players – men and women – have been included in the contracts’ list. This is in addition to the 90 players, who are contracted to the territorial board franchise squads.
For the period in question, the men’s retainer structure has been changed, according to a CWI statement, “to offer player contracts across all formats of cricket, compared to specific red or white-ball contracts in previous years”. This came after a performance-evaluation period from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, supported by data from the 2019-2020 evaluation period. CWI said: “This allows for all players to be appraised immediately after the Evaluation Period and provides a notice period before new contracts start on 1 July, 2022. The system is designed to reward hard work and performance results.”
The addition of Mangru, Glasgow and Williams have taken the total number of women players on development contracts to six, as they joined Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi and Kaysia Schultz.
CWI added in the statement that “all players who are no longer awarded international retainer contracts are offered an A grade Regional Franchise Contract for the following year”.
Full list of contracted players – men
Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Full list of contracted players – women
Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Mandy Mangru, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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