West Indies players asked to go through board to play IPL

St John’s: The West Indies Cricket Board, acting on BCCI’s advice, has asked its cricketers who wish to play in the next three seasons of the IPL to approach the league through WICB and not through agents or directly.

The cricketers have been asked to submit their expressions of interest to the WICB by November 9. On receiving the expressions of interest, it will create a register of West Indies players interested in participating in the league, and submit the same to the BCCI and the IPL.

“The BCCI/IPL will then enter the names into the IPL auction register and send it to the respective IPL franchises,” a WICB media release stated.

“Each franchise will select the players they would like to be entered into the auction. The BCCI/IPL will then notify the WICB of all West Indian players selected and the WICB will notify those players,” it added.

“The BCCI/IPL will send all agreements to the WICB and the WICB will bear sole responsibility for issuing these to the players for their review and acceptance or otherwise. The BCCI/IPL, as per its IPL rules, will not have any communication with player agents or managers and will only deal directly with the national boards/associations.”

Player who fail to adhere to these rules would be withdrawn from the IPL auction register.

The clause is applicable to all West Indian players – those who are contracted to the WICB or those who have played for the country.

List of West Indies players who played in the IPL: Adrian Barath, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

PTI

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