GCB launches investigation into the non-awarding of international retainer contracts

– writes CWI for criteria, policies and reports

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has said it notes, with great concern, the information that Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd were not awarded international retainer contracts by Cricket West Indies (CWI).
The GCB has said it is also concerned that an international retainer contract has not been awarded to Veerasammy Permaul.
The GCB is contending that it is not aware, nor was it informed, of the criteria used for the awarding of international retainer contracts; nor were any reasons given for the non-awarding of international retainer contracts to the 4 players mentioned above.

Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Shimron Hetmyer and Veerasammy Permaul

The non-awarding 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 GCB has since written to CWI requesting a copy of the criteria which was 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 Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul Romario Shepherd, and Veerasammy Permaul.
The GCB has promised to update the public as soon as the criteria and the report are submitted by CWI.