Windies players still await their match fees

Cricketers’ fitness gets priority
Cricket West Indies Vice President, Dr. Kishore Shallow.
Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) says the current delay in payments to regional cricketers is one of the outstanding collections.

The international men players have not been paid their match fees for the home series against Ireland in January (three ODIs and three Tests and three T20s) and the Sri Lanka tour in February-March (three ODIs and two T20s).

The international women are owed their match fees for the four matches they played in the T20 World Cup, played in February and-March in Australia.

CWI Vice-President, Dr. Kishore Shallow in an interview with Guardian Media Sports said: Considering the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, CWI is fortunate to be able to mitigate the challenges and sustain payroll up to this point.

“While we have outstanding match fees for players, which would be honored soon as we have sufficient collections over the past few weeks, we are pleased that all retainers for players (which is the majority of remuneration) are up to date, as March 2020,” he said.

He added: “We have been able to pay our staff at the secretariat and I held a meeting with CEO Johnny Grave and he has indicated that come to the end of June we should be in a better position to pay all those who are still owed.”

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