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Windies’ Samuels outlines players’ issues with WIPA

Marlon Samuels recently voiced his opinion on why some West Indies players continue to distance themselves from the West Indies Players Association.

At the centre of the issue for many is a new pay structure intended to “spread the wealth” among professional cricketers throughout the Caribbean. Windies players say they’re seeing a drastic reduction in their pay.

“It’s very unfair,” Samuels recently said on an episode of SportsMax Zone. “And if you look at it, we’re moving from Test match money sponsorship for $17,500 to $5,000. I started in 2000 making $5,000 US. You’re telling me 15, 16 years later I have to go back to $5,000?”

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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