Four Jamaicans have been given new contracts with the West Indies men's team for the 2019-20 period. Left-handed opening batsman John Campbell who made his international debut against England earlier this year, has been given a red-ball contract and joins Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel and Jomel Warrican on the list.
Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell are the other Jamaicans added, with all three being given white ball contracts. Another Jamaican, Rovman Powell, has been retained on the list of players to be given white-ball contracts, along with Carlos Brathwaite and new addition Nicholas Pooran,
Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul and Kemar Roach were given all-format contracts. Players no longer on contracts are Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell and Raymon Reifer.
Meanwhile, Jamaicans Chinelle Henry and Natasha McLean were among eight players given contracts for the west indies women's team. The other players getting contracts are Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, and Karishma Ramharack.
Players who were retained are Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman and captain Stafanie Taylor. Former captain Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece Boyce, Anisa Mohammed and Akeira Peters are no longer on contract with Cricket West Indies.
According to the CWI statement, contracts were offered to players who have achieved consistent performances for the West Indies throughout the evaluation period of April 1 last year to March 31 this year. Players who the selection panel believes will feature in the squads for all matches in the respective formats over the next contract year, have also been included.