HEADLINE: Thomas set to miss BPL after failed NOC

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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12/31/18 6:16:27 AM 

Rangpur Riders were seemingly dealt a blow ahead of the January 5 start to the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after speedster Oshane Thomas failed to secure his No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Cricket West Indies (CWI).

With the Regional 4-Day Championships set to resume on Thursday, January 4, a day prior to the start of the BPL, it was no surprise that the 21-year-old pacer was not given the go-ahead from CWI to play in the franchise league.
Jamaica Scorpions have not gotten the strongest of starts with Guyana and Barbados sitting 1 and 2 respectively, more so with Thomas’ direction heading to Bangladesh could mean the Scorpions are without one of their main weapons heading into the most crucial stage of the tournament.

The Riders picked up the Jamaica fast-man during October’s official BPL draft, where he was set to play alongside Windies and T20 batting legend and fellow countryman Chris Gayle. However, with the NOC not approved and Thomas being named in the Scorpions side, it is likely that the regional batters will have to contest with the right-arm pacer as the CWI would unlikely give permission to play in the BPL.

Guyana Times has the report


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link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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12/31/18 7:35:25 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

This is an interesting development, will Thomas be compensated for all that money he will not be making?

link brians_da_best Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/31/18 8:03:36 AM 
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I’m glad they’re doing this. It should have always been like this. West Indies first, and franchisees in the off season, like it is with every other country

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 30, 2017
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12/31/18 8:09:47 AM 
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It will go to court, CWI will loose because you can't deny a man's right to make an income. Is not a hotel chain we managing. This goes against the most basic local and international labour laws

link silver Joined: Dec 6, 2011
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12/31/18 8:11:38 AM 
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Between IPL the world cup and playing for the Windies Thomas will make one million this year. Don't you think West Indies deserve some compensation on their investment?

lol lol lol

link silver Joined: Dec 6, 2011
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12/31/18 8:15:48 AM 
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Then he should not sign the central contract

link Str8_Drive Joined: Mar 26, 2005
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12/31/18 8:27:22 AM 
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As Far as I know CWI get a decent cut ( at least 10% I think ) out of every contract, so technically they are compensated.

The bigger picture is that he is not on a retainer contract ( Link Text ), I am not sure how they can legally think this is possible, the developments here will be very interesting ,, I would love to see if they would try this if Ramnarine was around big grin big grin

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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12/31/18 8:52:43 AM 
Maybe Thomas don't want to play in Bangladesh so he asked CWI to help him out..

After all the Bangladesh umpire called no ball wrongfully off the man bowling twice in an over ..

link bobby Joined: Feb 14, 2003
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12/31/18 9:05:57 AM 
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Will you pay him the difference? And will you pay his pension when Crooked Dave just discards him at a whim?
There is no future in playing for Crooked Dave and NO ONE should be prevented from making a living.
NONE of you CWI fans would be willing to give money, real money, to a fund to support our players, when they retire or are discarded. Many of our former greats are catching hell.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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12/31/18 9:20:26 AM 
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Then he should not sign the central contract


Good point. Maybe if his star continues to rise he may be in a better position to negotiate going forward?

It's a bit of a tough situation for the player. You make your name working your way through the Windies programmes, only to get hamstrung as you become in demand by the high-paying pro legaues.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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12/31/18 9:54:29 AM 
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Oshane although fast-tracked should have been selected at least a year ago to the senior teams. Now the young man is in demand, I am ambivalent about CWI position, while we should always have the best players in all matches playing for WI but he should be adequately compensated by commensurate loss of income. This has been the root cause of dissatisfaction and discontent of previous players against CWI and resulted in players going rogue by becoming independent of CWI. CWI might also be concerned about the development of the young star, not wanting him to become overworked which could result in injuries, for he has to be properly managed.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/31/18 10:02:09 AM 
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CWI might also be concerned about the development of the young star, not wanting him to become overworked which could result in injuries, for he has to be properly managed.

Yes. CWI has an excellent record of managing their fast bowling resources.

link Str8_Drive Joined: Mar 26, 2005
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12/31/18 10:02:57 AM 
can anyone here confirm that Thomas actually has a central contract ? ( provide link if possible )

this link suggests not Link Text

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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12/31/18 10:20:23 AM 
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Perhaps he has a contract with the JCA

link Pacy Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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12/31/18 10:34:34 AM 
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Looks like CWI going through the same failed process again...

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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12/31/18 10:43:02 AM 
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In reply to imusic

See how CWI managed young, talented pacer Joseph, we haven't heard much about him.lately after a bout of injury.

link TyTy35 Joined: Dec 6, 2013
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12/31/18 10:46:37 AM 
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He probably does have a contract with JCA, either way this is the right decision. With the English tour coming up there is a very good chance, Thomas will be picked for the test squad obviously the CWC believes its best for Thomas to get match ready by playing in the PCL over this Bangladesh bush league. Everybody is quick to jump and say oh the man is going to miss out on money, there is a world cup coming up should he stay in the managements good graces, and get selected to the World cup Squad he would make a lot more there than in Bangladeshso wuh lose? Some of these so called fans are so short sighted its embarrassing rolleyes

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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12/31/18 10:47:57 AM 
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It will go to court, CWI will loose because you can't deny a man's right to make an income. Is not a hotel chain we managing. This goes against the most basic local and international labour laws


I'm not an expert on International labour laws, but I would think that if WI invested in players, they would have a right to a return on investments.

I have been saying this for a long time and now it's coming to pass.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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12/31/18 11:54:30 AM 
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Logical and clear reasoning, makes sense, lets see what transpires!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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12/31/18 12:01:09 PM 
In reply to TyTy35… they better select him then.

twisted

link Str8_Drive Joined: Mar 26, 2005
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12/31/18 12:34:50 PM 
In reply to Walco

Right , probably JA central contract makes sense.

I think it is the best thing for our Cricket , assuming there are legal grounds , I hope that this does not discourage Oshane and he will continue to move forward and perform and represent us, hopefully IPL and one other league will keep him happy.

link sunfish Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/31/18 12:46:47 PM 
I sincerely hope the WICB explained their position to him and that they have him earmarked for the English tour. Would love to see him take on the Limeys.

Go Tommo!!

link silver Joined: Dec 6, 2011
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12/31/18 1:04:32 PM 
CWI have 60 regional players on central contract. That's why they call it the PCL

lol lol lol

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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12/31/18 1:07:48 PM 
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With the English tour coming up there is a very good chance, Thomas will be picked for the test squad

Study your own statement very carefully.

Are you suggesting that the young man should base his well being on a chance he may be selected for the test squad?

Illogical way of thinking in my humble opinion.

link Gun_Play Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/31/18 1:50:52 PM 
First y'all want the men represent the WI and then y'all want them at every T20 league in the world.

You can't pick and choose your work.

You're either playing for the WI or you're not.

If you're not representing the WI in international or domestic cricket when called upon you should not be given an NOC to play in any league.

That should go for every single player in the WI.

If players don't want to play for the WI then they're free to go look for another occupation!

Stop with all the crap!!!!

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