THE Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) are still in negotiations concerning the sharing of the transfer fees the Board are supposed to collect for three of its IPL players—Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo.
The TTCB are supposed to receive US$150,000 for each of the three players from their respective franchises after the players were named in their franchise teams for the Champions League T20, but as things stand, the Board are unsure if they will get a transfer fee for Bravo, who pulled out of the tournament with an injury.
Pollard will represent defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament, while Narine will line up with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Bravo was due to take the field with Chennai Super Kings, but had to be replaced after picking up a thigh strain during the West Indies' successful ICC T20 World Cup campaign in Sri Lanka.
TTCB CEO Suruj Ragoonath said yesterday that he could not confirm if the TTCB would get any money for Bravo.
"As of right now, we are not sure. That is undecided," he said.
"I can say that we hope that we do get it, but I can not say for sure that we will get anything," he added.
Ragoonath was also unsure of when the payments for Pollard and Narine will be made by their respective franchises.
The sharing of the transfer fee was a bone of contention between the TTCB and the players selected to represent T&T at the Champions League T20 ahead of their departure for South Africa.
The players wanted a part of the transfer fee and after threatening a strike, all the players eventually made the trip.
WIPA are handling the negotiations with the TTCB on behalf of the players, and the sharing of the transfer fee could take on more importance now after T&T were knocked out of the Champions League in the qualifiers earlier in the week.
Had T&T qualified for the main tournament, they would have received an appearance fee of US$200,000, which would have been shared among the players and TTCB.
Since that money is off the table all that remains is the transfer fee, and as the players make their way back from South Africa, negotiations are still continuing between the TTCB and WIPA.
Asked for an update on the negotiations with WIPA, Ragoonath said discussions were ongoing.
"Nothing has been finalised as yet. Negotiations are still ongoing. We are still in discussions and I cannot divulge any details," said Ragoonath.