“Andre Russel earns more ‘paisa’ playing IPL than for West Indies” – Tino Best


Former West Indies pacer Tino Finest has make clear the monetary issues between the gamers and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). He feels that whereas franchise cricket has given gamers monetary safety, it has additionally diminished their curiosity in representing the nation.

Talking on the podcast “An Innings With…”, Tino Finest cited the instance of hard-hitting West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, who earns a fortune enjoying in tournaments just like the IPL.

Russell has, at occasions, opted out of some worldwide assignments, and Finest believes it’s the poor funds of the WICB that make this occur. The pacer additionally spoke concerning the explanation why WICB cannot afford to provide million greenback contracts to their gamers.

Tino Finest mentioned:

“I feel the perfect and the worst factor that has occurred to world cricket when it comes to West Indies is franchise cricket. They go to the IPL and make one million {dollars}.

“Andre Russell will get extra paisa enjoying a season within the IPL. He will get 2000 USD a sport enjoying for the West Indies. The board will not be capable of give a million-dollar contract to their gamers as a result of they do not have that cash coming in.”

You simply cannot write off West Indies in T20 World Cup: Tino Finest

Tino Finest believes the Kieron Pollard-led West Indies group has sufficient expertise to efficiently defend its T20 World Cup crown later this 12 months. Though India come shut, he reckons Pollard and his males are higher geared up.

“West Indies are essentially the most gifted T20 group. They’ve the perfect finishers. On the finish of the day, India are contenders. However event cricket, West Indies are the double defending champions. You simply cannot write them off when its event cricket,” Tino Finest concluded.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee


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