WICB confirms IPL procedures for all players

St John's, Antigua - On the advice of 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 as outlined below:

I am interested in playing in the IPL in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and request that my name be placed on the IPL Auction Register. I expect to be wholly available to participate in the full 2011 season** which is anticipated to start on Friday 8 April 2011 and run for 6-7 weeks.

I understand that there is no assurance or guarantee that my name will be added to the Auction List (the list of players actually presented for Auction) or, it so added, that I will be purchased during the Auction.

I acknowledge that (i) neither my national association nor BCCI/IPL accepts any responsibility of any kind whatsoever to me in this regard and (ii) nothing in this communication or any response to it from me or on my behalf or the fact that my name may be added to the IPL Auction Register or Auction List constitutes any offer capable of acceptance or creates any contract or other relationship between me and BCCI/IPL (other than the Auction Agreement, if signed).

**If the player does not expect to be available for the whole period, he should state the reason for his unavailability and the period for which he will be unavailable. 

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 WICB Player Relations Officer Ms Ayana Cooper at acooper@windiescricket.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:
Adrian Barath
Dwayne Bravo
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Fidel Edwards
Christopher Gayle
Kieron Pollard
Kemar Roach
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Dwayne Smith

*Jerome Taylor had been secured by an IPL franchise but was unable to take part due to injury.