CWC trio rewarded with West Indies contracts

Nicholas Pooran (Getty Images)
Nicholas Pooran (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen and Oshane Thomas have been rewarded for their impressive Cricket World Cup campaigns with maiden Cricket West Indies central contracts.

Pooran has enhanced his reputation with scores of 118 against Sri Lanka and 58 against Afghanistan.

Thomas has established himself as a first-choice opening bowler after taking 4-27 in the Windies' opening game victory over Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Fabian Allen announced his name on the world stage when he smashed 51 off 32 balls batting at number eight against Sri Lanka.

"We believe the 2019-20 contract list provides us with a multi-talented group of players who can represent West Indies men and women across all formats over the contract period," interim chairman of the CWI Selection Panel, Robert Haynes, said.

"We believe the mix of players selected are important for the development of our teams going forward and we have looked to award contracts to players who have shown commitment and performance during the past year.

"To assist in our drive towards a new fitness and conditioning culture, the CWI board of directors has approved our recommendation that the award of all new West Indies men's contracts this year will be conditional on each player achieving a minimum standard of fitness.

"This new policy will also be introduced to all men's regional franchise contracts and West Indies Women's contracts next year for the 2020-21 season."

CWI men's contracts for 2019/20:

All-format: Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

Red-ball: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican

White-ball: Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas

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