A release from the WICB informs that world-rated Stafanie Taylor and world record holder Deandra Dottin have been awarded A contracts.
Team captain Merissa Aguilleira, outstanding spinner Anisa Mohammed and all rounders Stacy Ann King and Shanel Daley have been awarded B contracts.
“The Board of Directors took a decision that the WICB must commit to ensuring that our women players have a level of personal security which will assist as they continue their climb to the top of world cricket,” said WICB CEO Dr. Ernest Hilaire.
“The granting of these six retainer contracts represents a start and we are hoping to expand the programme in coming years,” he explained.
“This is a tangible commitment to the players that the WICB is very serious about women’s cricket and its development in the region,” Dr Hilaire asserted.
“We have re-activated the women’s cricket programme in a serious way and we have been working steadily to ensure that our women’s team play more cricket on international tours,” Hilaire recapped.
“This is an exciting period of revitalization of women’s cricket and we see the awarding of Central Retainer Contracts to these six outstanding players as another positive step in the development of West Indies women’s cricket,” Dr Hilaire said in conclusion.
The WICB now has a total of 44 players on contract for the current contract period. This number represents senior men’s players on Central Retainer Contracts (15), Developmental Contracts (8), High Performance Centre Contracts (15) and Women’s Contracts (6).