(Digicel Sports Max) SportsMax.tv has been reliably informed that West Indies number three batsman has been sent home ahead of an ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe. The West Indies are to play against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Darren Bravo, this morning, lashed out at West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron, calling him an “idiot”, denying that he ever had an A retainer contract from the West Indies Cricket Board.
The 27-year-old number three bat recently declined a retainer contract from the WICB valued at US$100,000, the lowest of the tiers. West Indies retainer contracts range from A-plus to C. An A-plus contract carries a value of US$150,000; A US$135,000, B-plus US$125,000; B, US$115,000 and C US$100,000.
Cameron, addressing the issue on the SportsMax Zone on Thursday, said Bravo initially had an A contract but was offered a C contract because his batting average had been in decline over the past two years.
The 27-year-old right-hander, whose career average is 40, played nine Tests in 2015, scoring 644 runs at an average of 35.77, while in 2016 he has averaged 31.88 from eight Tests, having scored 445 runs.
Reacting to Cameron’s statements Bravo lashed out on Twitter. “You have been failing 4 d last 4 yrs. Y don’t u resign and FYI I’ve neva been given an A contract. Big idiot @dave51.”
[Bravo will join Daren Sammy, Phil Simmons, his brother Dwayne, and Pollard as senior individuals sent home by Dave Cameron in recent times!]