Friday, April 19, 2024

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Barbadians Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach could be out of pocket by $104 000 (US$52 000) because of the controversial new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), signed between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and their players’ body.

That is the sum players like Benn, Roach and others who are selected for the full India tour, which includes four One-Day Internationals, three Test and a one-off Twenty20, could lose in compensation under the new players’ salary/sponsorship arrangements between the WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

This reduction represents a 64 per cent drop in earnings following negotiations between the Wavell Hinds-led WIPA and the WICB, headed by president Dave Cameron.

Players like Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard and former Test captain Darren Sammy, who are unlikely to feature in the Test series against India, will lose considerably less than their team-mates, who will be in India for the entire tour.

This latest revelation was carried in a report on the Trinidad and Tobago-based website Wired868 over the weekend. (EZS)

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.


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