Cricket West Indies (CWI) has supplied retainer contracts to 18 ladies gamers – the best by the board in Girls’s cricket historical past.
The contract included 15 gamers within the 2020-2021 session however has been expanded with three extra gamers retaining in thoughts the event of girls’s sport.
The three new gamers embrace orthodox left-arm spinner Kaysia Shultz, all-rounder Qiana Joseph and proper arm-pacer Shawnisha Hector.
CWI’s lead selector for Girls’s and Women cricket, Ann Browne-John, in a media press launch on Friday argued that regardless of solely enjoying 5 T20Is within the final 12 months in opposition to England, the Windies’ ladies have been capable of hold themselves match and match prepared therefore it was the suitable choice to retain all fifteen contracts.
“The final contract interval didn’t see many worldwide matches as we performed solely 5 T20I matches in opposition to England. Regardless of this, the contracted gamers have been capable of hold themselves match and match prepared. It was subsequently the fairest choice to return all fifteen to contract,” Browne-John said.
Reflecting on the addition of three new gamers, Browne-John stated that the dearth of an orthodox left-arm bowler led them to widen the contract and embrace Shultz and Joseph. The previous Caribbean participant additional added that pacer Hector deserved to be awarded for her exhausting work within the coaching camps.
“There was a scarcity of left-arm orthodox bowlers within the area, subsequently Joseph and Schultz will hopefully assist fill this void; with Joseph additionally bringing her left-hand batting abilities, which can be restricted within the area. Hector is among the brilliant younger quick bowlers who has been bowling with nice aggression up to now few coaching camps,” the previous West Indies’ coach asserted.
Earlier, CWI had introduced the Males’s central contract for 2021-22.
Record of West Indies Girls’s Contracted gamers for 2021-2022 season:
Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Shawnisha Hector, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Salman, Stefanie Taylor.