This amount represents a portion of the US$450,000 (GY$90,000,000) payment which the WICB and the West Indies Players Association agreed as part of their New York Agreement of 2009 to settle all outstanding matters.
As indicated in the exclusive Kaieteur News article of Sunday February 12th, WIPA instructed the WICB that four players, dubbed the ‘Big 4’ be paid amounts above and beyond what the other 13 players (in a WIPA group of 17) were allocated. The article further stated that the Big 4 then subsequently instructed that their larger portion be paid directly to WIPA.
Kaieteur News now presents below an email of April 7th, 2010, from WIPA President and CEO Dinanath Ramnarine to WICB CEO Hilaire pertaining to the payments.
In the email Ramnarine writes: “We wish to further advise that Messrs Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo have authorized a portion of their payment due to them to be paid directly to WIPA, as per the signed attached letter.”
That email also contained an attachment from Ramnarine to Hilaire instructing how the monies should be allocated. Kaieteur News also presents that attachment below which shows that WIPA instructed that the Big 4 be allocated a total of US$55,147. 06 (this represents US$17,674.06 + US$37,500).
The Big 4 players then subsequently instructed the WICB to pay the US$37,500 to WIPA and sent authorization letters to this effect.
Finally this publication presents below the four identical authorization letters from the Big 4 – Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin. The letters, instruct the WICB “to deduct and pay directly to the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) the sum of $37, 500,00 USD arising out of the sum due to me out of the $450,000.00 USD from the New York Agreement”