Five WA Players To Earn CA Contracts
24 April 2017  

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Five Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors and Fury players are among the list which Cricket
Australia (CA) has confirmed it proposes to offer 33 national contracts to for the 2017-18 season.

An initial total of 20 men’s and 13 women’s contracts will form the Australian lists for the coming season, with state cricket associations also being able to commence their own list discussions.

The total amount of contracted women, including state players, will increase from 98 last season to an expected 111 this coming season.

Players have gained selection for the lists on the basis of their performances over the past 12 months, with several new faces being proposed to enter the national set-up.

WA’s Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright are two of the new faces, joining Mitchell Marsh, Elyse Villani and Nicole Bolton.

Among the WA players to miss out were Nathan Coulter-Nile and Shaun Marsh, while Adam Voges was on last year’s list but has retired.

National selector Trevor Hohns said: "Hilton has thoroughly earned his spot in the list this year. He was the second highest runs scorer in the Sheffield Shield last season and, when given his opportunity with the Test side last summer.

"He is an exciting prospect for Australian cricket and we look forward to seeing him perform for Australia in the coming 12 months, if given his opportunity.

"Ashton is a talented young player who we consider offers a fantastic package with his batting, bowling and fielding, and someone who is capable of playing all forms of the game.”

The offers of contract, which are intended to begin on 1 July 2017, have been received by the following players:

CA Female Contract Offers for 2017-18

Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Lauren Cheatle, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington

CA Male Contract Offers for 2017-18

Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Under the ground breaking remuneration and benefits proposal made by Cricket Australia to the ACA in March, it is proposed that women players not selected in the initial group may, for the first time, receive an upgraded CA contract should they gain national selection during the year.

To receive an upgraded contract, players are required to earn 12 upgrade points, which are awarded on the following basis: four points per Test appearance, two for an ODI and two for each T20 International.

State men players are also eligible to receive an upgraded contract, with players also required to earn 12 upgrade points on the following basis: five points for Test, two for an ODI and one point for a T20I.

Following the national contract offers, State and Territory Cricket Associations will now commence non-binding discussions, which will include communication of their intention to offer contracts to cricketers throughout Australia.

These discussions will be finalised once a new MOU between CA and the ACA is in place. The new MOU is scheduled to be in place by 1 July.