Samuels rejects central contract offer
Jamaica's Marlon Samuels is one of three male players who have turned down an offer f central contracts from the West Indies Cricket Board.
Samuels, batsman Darren Bravo, and all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite, all of whom are in the series against Pakistan rejected the contract which runs until September 20, 2017.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) now has 12 men and 15 women who have all signed central contracts.
Alzarri Joseph heads a list of newcomers to the retained list of men; while the number of women increased from 11 to 15.
The central contracts for women range from US$12,000 to US$30,000; while the contracts for men range from US$100,000 to US$150,000. The contract for the period is based on performances from October 1, 2015 to September 2016.
The WICB also has 90 additional players on contract for the six franchises and their salaries range from US$15,600 to $30,000. Those players are part of the first-class set-up. The 4-Day Professional Cricket League begins next Friday, November 11 with matches in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and St Kitts. The Super 50 is scheduled for January to February 2017.
Separate arrangements are on offer for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) the region's Twenty20 domestic league and those packages range from US$5,000 to US$160,000.
West Indies will play in a Tri-Nation One-Day-International series with Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. The series, scheduled for Zimbabwe, is due to start Wednesday, November 16.
The list of those who have accepted includes Jamaicans Jermaine Blackwood and Stafanie Taylor.
The other players are Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Jose, Jomel Warrican, Merissa Aguerilla, Shermaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Mathews, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, and Tremayne Smartt.