Bravo offered Grade C contract
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (CMC): THE WEST Indies Cricket Board has refused to confirm whether marquee batsman Darren Bravo was offered a lower level Grade C central contract for the upcoming year.
The Trinidad NewsDay reported yesterday that the 27year-old leader of the West Indies batting group had been overlooked for a top-tier retainer, and given a Grade C contract worth US$100,000.
Earlier this week, the WICB disclosed that Bravo had declined a retainer contract, along with veteran batsman Marlon Samuels and Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite.
WICB communications manager, Carole Beckford, subsequently told NewsDay the board did not have a policy of releasing information on player contract scales.
“No we wouldn’t give that information. If the players want to reveal their scales, that’s fine, but we don’t,” she was quoted as saying. West Indies batsman Darren Bravo.
“We have supplied the ranges choice].” in the last press release and we Apart from Samuels, the lefthanded thought that was sufficient.” Bravo is the most experienced
She continued: “I don’t think member of the Windies it’s important or necessary to batting line-up, having played give the scale. We have decided 49 Tests and scored 3,400 runs that we’re not giving the scale, at an average of 40. that the range is sufficient. He is also a treasured member
“You can assume, or you may of the one-day team where he [ask the player], if the players has played 94 games and want to give what their salaries averages 32. are specifically [that’s their According to the newspaper report, Bravo would have joined the likes of Test novices Jomel Warrican and Alzarri Joseph as players with Grade C contracts.
Grade A is the highest level contract on offer and is worth US$150, 000, with Grade B valued at $125,000 and Grade C, $100,000.
Twenty-three year-old opener Kraigg Brathwaite was given a Grade A contract while Test and one-day captain Jason Holder secured a Grade B, the NewsDay reported.
The WICB earlier this week said that the new contracts were “based on performances from October 1, 2015 to September 2016”.
During that period in Tests, Bravo struck two half-centuries on the two-Test tour of Sri Lanka, scored a century and a half-century on the three-Test tour of Australia before struggling against India this year when he managed just 139 runs at an average of 19.0.
In ODIs, he scored 295 runs at an average of 29.5 during the period under review.