Sponsor contract row simmers
FOR the fifth consecutive year, another West Indies series is
shrouded in controversy as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West
Indies Players' Association (WIPA) wrestle over the contentious clause
in the match/tour contract that covers players' individual endorsements
and central team sponsorships.
Only three of the 13 players chosen for the forthcoming tour to Sri
Lanka - Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Daren Powell, the fast bowler, and
Denesh Ramdin, the new wicketkeeper - had signed their contracts by the
WICB's deadline of last Monday, the Trinidad & Tobago Express reported.
The WIPA said last week that the contract did not sufficiently
protect the individual's property rights "as presently drafted".
The WICB's executive committee is scheduled to meet today to decide
its response to the latest crisis. - Cricinfo