BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is seeking clarity on the omission of several of its star players from the Cricket West Indies’ new round of retainer contracts.
Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd have been overlooked for retainer contracts for the 2020-2021 season.
In its media statement, the GCB said that it notes with great concern the information that Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd were not awarded International Retainer Contracts by CWI.
It also pointed to the non-award of an International Retainer Contract to Veerasammy Permaul.
It is against that backdrop the GCB is calling for clarity on the selection of players.
“The GCB is not aware and was not informed of the criteria used for the award of International Retainer Contracts nor were any reasons given for the non-award of International Retainer Contract to these four (4) players.
“The non-award of International Retainer Contracts to these players by CWI is a matter of extreme concern to the GCB and to the Guyanese public and the GCB intends to fully investigate this matter,” the statement read.
The three players did not feature much over the last year since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a concern body, the GCB has since written to CWI requesting a copy of the criteria used to award International Retainer Contracts and the report submitted by the selection panel on which the decision was made not to award International Retainer Contracts to Hetmyer, Paul Shepherd and Permaul.