Bravo of­fered Grade C con­tract

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

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.


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