JAMAICA STAR – West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president, Wavell Hinds, says Darren Sammy’s claims that a large number of West Indies players are not paid handsomely by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is somewhat of a misnomer.
Sammy, the WICB Twenty20 captain, in a letter to the WICB, in calling for a re-negotiation of new ICC Twenty20 World Cup contracts, said “a large amount of players in the West Indies squad do not receive any significant contribution from the WICB.”
However, Hinds, whose entity negotiated the new contract on behalf of West Indies players, which Sammy, also said, did not represent their “best interest”, explained that such a scenario exists because of the general part-time employment status of senior West Indies players.
“All cricket set-ups (around the world) operate off retainers,” Hinds told The Gleaner.
“Your core players, who are your most senior players, who would have committed to playing for you over an extended period of time, are the persons, who will always be given the packages that would bring in more remuneration.”