Need to think about money matters too, says Bravo

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo, one among the players who have stayed away from the mainstream, took a strong stance on Tuesday saying he would consider monetary benefits before returning to the fold or becoming a freelance cricketer.

“If given a chance to choose between WICB central contract or go freelance, I would have to see what the money is on offer. After that, I will need to discuss it with my manager, friends and family before taking a decision. All my life I have dreamed of playing for the West Indies and hopefully when I finish my cricketing career, people can look back at my records and say I served West Indies cricket well,” Bravo said.

Bravo added that the choice rested with the individual. “It all boils down to the player, where and how he wants to set up his life and career. It's a tricky question, and one that I don't think any player will answer in a hurry. You have to take decision very carefully.”
His comments came in the wake of Andrew Flintoff’s rejection of ECB’s central contract to become a freelance player, offering his services to IPL and other clubs around the world.
However, Bravo added that it was disappointing to miss the Champions Trophy, a tournament the Windies won in 2004 and finished runners-up in 2006. “It was disappointing not to be there this year. We only got the opportunity to look at the games on television but having said that, it was a decision taken by the players and you have to stand by that.”

Earlier, Bravo was quoted in the Australian media as saying that West Indies' top players will make themselves available for the summer tour to Australia, despite their ongoing dispute with the administrators. “We are all going to make ourselves available, that is definite," Bravo reportedly said.

Bravo will be turning out for Trinidad in the Champions League beginning in Bangalore on Thursday.

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