The Guyana Cricket Board and its Jaguar Franchise yesterday announced the new contract awardees for the 2017/18 cricket season with Jamaican Ramaal Lewis the lone new face on the list while Assad Fudadin according to the GCB, refused to be contracted.
It was also reported that Shivnarine Chanderpaul, if available, would be offered a “Pay for Play” contract with the Guyana Jaguars.
Fifteen players received contracts for the upcoming Professional Cricket League while 13 players copped Academy contracts commencing from the 1st September 2017.
The centrally contracted players are: Leon Johnson, Raymon Reifer, Veerasammy Permaul, Keon Joseph, Rajendra Chandrika, Ramaal Lewis, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Steven Jacobs, Tevin Imlach, Christopher Barnwell, and Chandrapaul Hemraj.
The Academy Players are: Anthony Adams, Kemol Savory, Kevon Boodie, Akshaya Persaud, Joshua Persaud, Sherfane Rutherford, Clinton Pestano, Raun Johnson, Bhaskar Yadram, Robin Bacchus, Raymond Perez, Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed and Rickie Looknauth
These players will be joined by Cricket West Indies contracted players Devendra Bishoo, Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetemyer to commence preparation for the CWI PCL 2017/18 tournament.
Meanwhile, all Under 19 youth players returning from the CWI tournament in St Kitts are required to report to chairman of the senior selection panel for placement for the Jaguars Three-day League and continued training with the CGI, if eligible to play in CWI U19 2018.