The list of contracted players has been a hot topic, and certain territories have expressed disappointment at CWI after players did not earn an international retainer contract. Lewis has said that players who dominate within a certain period but fail to play the amount of games that were previously used for evaluation will now be considered for an international retainer.
“For you to be considered (for contract), you have to score a certain amount of runs, you have to have a particular strike-rate and average; and, similar to a bowler, but usually you have to play ex amount of games to qualify.”
“We are now saying that if a youngster comes on the scene and scores a lot of runs and take a lot of wickets, but when the time comes he has not made it in terms of amount of games, we still offer him a contract. We will no longer evaluate a player because he did not play enough games,” Lewis said on the recent Mason and Gust programme in Barbados.
Additionally, players who have injuries will be protected. “We will protect a player who have injury and is not able to play the minimum amount of games for evaluation,” Lewis explained.
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