Clive Lloyd Sees no Fault in Windies Players Opting for T20 Contracts Instead of Tests

Updated: 01 January 2016 09:43 IST

West Indies players Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Samuel Badree are playing in the domestic Big Bash T20 tournament while the beleaguered Test team is 2-0 down to Australia going into the final test beginning Sunday.

Clive Lloyd Sees no Fault in Windies Players Opting for T20 Contracts Instead of Tests
Chris Gayle in action for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. (Image for representational use only) © BCCI

Sydney:

West Indies chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd says he cannot fault the Caribbean's star players for preferring lucrative Twenty20 contracts to Test cricket.(All the Latest Cricket Updates)

West Indies players Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Samuel Badree are playing in the domestic Big Bash T20 tournament while the beleaguered Test team is 2-0 down to Australia going into the final test beginning Sunday.

Lloyd said on Friday that "with the money that is being paid in these shorter games it's obvious that players are looking towards their future and unfortunately we're missing out" and that "we're left with a vacuum and we now have to fill that."

Lloyd said Gayle could return to test cricket but "you have to play in our four-day competition before you're selected for the longer game."

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