St John’s, Antigua – On the advice the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announces that all players in the West Indies who wish to take part in the Indian Premier League for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons must do so through the WICB only.
In order to express interest West Indian players (whether having played for the West Indies team or not and whether under contract to the WICB or not) must send an email from their personal email accounts to the WICB indicating same. The email must be in a specific format, which is available on www.windiescricket.com or from WICB Player Relations Officer Ms. Ayana Cooper via email.
The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest from players to the WICB is 5pm Tuesday November 9, 2010. All submissions must be sent by email only to Ms. Cooper at email@example.com
Upon receipt of all expressions of interest the WICB will create a register of all West Indian players who are interested in participating in the IPL and submit same to the BCCI/IPL.
The BCCI/IPL will then enter the names into the IPL Auction Register and send to the respective IPL franchises. Each franchise will select the players they would like to be entered into the Auction. The BCCI/IPL will then notify the WICB of all West Indian players selected and the WICB will notify those players.
The BCCI/IPL will send all agreements to the WICB and the WICB will bear sole responsibility for issuing these to the players for their review and acceptance or otherwise.
The BCCI/IPL, as per its IPL rules, will not have any communication with player agents or managers and will only deal directly with the national boards/associations.
While the BCCI/IPL will initially contact all players who have previously played in the IPL directly to determine their interest, all subsequent arrangements (for West Indian players), will be done through the WICB only.
Players who fail to abide by the rules will have their names withdrawn from the IPL Auction Register.
The IPL Auction will be held in Mumbai on a date to be confirmed.
West Indian players who have played in the IPL:
*Jerome Taylor had been secured by an IPL franchise but was unable to take part due to injury.