“Hetmyer has never refused a contract. there was a mutually agreement.”- Guyana Cricket Board President

The GCB chairman said Shimron Hetmeyer had not been removed from the regional contract.  Earlier, regional sources had pointed out that Shimron Hetmyer would not be on Guyana Harpy Eagles’ list of 15 players to be signed for next year following the draft of the West Indies (CWI) professional players on June 17.

Guyana’s board chairman and CWI director Bissoondyal Singh told Newsroom Sport at a ceremony on Tuesday that the case was not But “there was a mutual agreement.”

“He has never refused a contract. I would prefer you to speak with Mr. Hetmyer. In our conversation it was mutual. Hetmyer will play for Guyana once available, but as it relates to contract, it was an agreement between the GCB and Shimron himself.”

Also another Guyana player, Romario Shepherd is another top player not on the list, but he will be named as part of CWI’s international white-ball contract, which is an extension of his regional contract.

Newsroom Sports, players who have concluded that they are under contract. This has not been officially announced yet.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Tevin Imlach, Akshaya Persaud, Nial Smith, Demetri Cameron, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Leon Johnson, Ronsford Beaton, Vishaul Singh, and Antony Adams.

Contract players have different salary scales and are paid on a monthly basis for the contract period in addition to match fees and daily fees.

The GCB Chairman Mr. Bissoondyal Singh, further commented,

“The total selection and all this that went on with the selection panel as it relates to the criteria and the direction of the Harpy Eagles, I guess you listen to former Chairman of Selectors Ramnaresh Sarwan, and you can take your cue off from that; nothing has changed from then.”

Earlier, Ramanresh Sarwan was the chairman of the selection committee of the Guyana Cricket Board. However, he was promoted to the post of CWI selector and was appointed by Rabindranath Seeram.

“The only thing changed is that the chairman of selectors changed because of Mr. Sarwan ascension to West Indies. So, all you heard Mr. Sarwan said remained in place, and that is really it, nothing else.”

At the GCB’s last press conference in December 2021, Sarwan said,

“There will be no complete overhaul of the current structure, but rather a smooth transition.”

as well as,

“We don’t want to find ourselves in a position where we are making an overhaul of Guyana’s cricket or the batting department. There are opportunities that will be given to young players and we also try to have a smooth transition where we have youth and experience together.”

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