Cape Town - Batsman Evin Lewis has rejected a West
Indies white-ball contract but fast bowler Kemar Roach is one of four
players to have been offered all-format deals for the 2018/19 season.
The 30-year-old Roach has become the leader of the Windies' bowling
over the last year having taken 41 wickets in 11 Tests at 22.58, and 10
wickets from five ODIs at 18.60 since July 2017.
Jason Holder, Shai Hope and Alzarri Joseph are the other players to
get central contracts while Shannon Gabriel and Devendra Bishoo have
been downgraded to just red-ball deals.
Lewis is a regular for the Caribbean side in limited-overs cricket
but he has rejected a deal with the Windies, presumably to be available
for T20 leagues around the world.
The Windies' big-name players such as Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine,
Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon
Samuels, Samuel Badree and Darren Sammy will play on pro-rata deals
based on their performances in the short term.
West Indies contracts list for 2018-19:
Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach IN: Kemar Roach OUT: Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo
Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieran Powell
Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell
Sunil Ambris, Keemo Paul, Raymon Reifer