2012/13 CA Contracted Players; Ed Cowan Misses Out22-Jun-2012 09:40:00 GMT
Melbounre: Test opener Ed Cowan has been overlooked in Cricket Australia's revamped list of 17 centrally contracted players named Friday.
CA has cut its contracted players from 25 to 17, but with the ability to upgrade others if performance warrants.
While Cowan missed out, out-of-favour paceman Mitchell Johnson was awarded a contract, along with one-day specialist David Hussey who has never played a test. National Twenty20 captain George Bailey was also overlooked.
Australia's selectors said the contracts were awarded on the player's form over the past 12 months and the likelihood of being selected for Australia in any format in the next 12 months, with test representation outweighing ODIs and ODIs outweighing T20.
Chairman of selectors John Inverarity said the likes of Cowan and Bailey still remain in selectors' minds.
"Naming just 17 players initially, with the ability to upgrade others as and when performance warrants, ensures a tighter alignment between current performance, recognition and reward," Inverarity said in a statement.
"There are a number of very good and highly regarded players who the NSP have considerable faith in _ and hopes for _ who didn't on this occasion make the cut for the contract list of 17."
The 2012/13 Cricket Australia contracted players are:
- Michael Clarke (NSW)
- Patrick Cummins (NSW)
- Xavier Doherty (TAS)
- Brad Haddin (NSW)
- Ryan Harris (QLD)
- Ben Hilfenhaus (TAS)
- David Hussey (VIC)
- Michael Hussey (WA)
- Mitchell Johnson (WA)
- Nathan Lyon (SA)
- James Pattinson (VIC)
- Ricky Ponting (TAS)
- Peter Siddle (VIC)
- Mitchell Starc (NSW)
- Matthew Wade (VIC)
- Shane Watson (NSW)
- David Warner (NSW)
As announced under the new MOU agreement, the minimum CA retainer contract is now $230,000 and with a performance based model in place, the following match payments are applicable:
- Test : Playing XI fee $14,000; Squad fee: $11,667
- ODI : Playing XI fee $5,600; Squad fee: $4,667
- T20 : Playing XI fee $4,200; Squad fee: $3,500
Playing XI Fee equals the Squad Fee plus a 20% loading. Players can only receive one of the Squad Fee or Playing XI Fee per match
All players in the squad qualify for the Match Win Bonus
Loading fees also apply to matches played overseas
Any player upgraded to a CA retainer during the contract period will receive a retainer of $190,000.