Connect with us

SLC

SL players sign new contracts to end dispute, Mathews misses out


Published

:


Update

:

Photo: Collected

|| CF DESK ||

Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) said on Friday that eighteen Sri Lanka cricketers have signed new national team contracts through the end of the year, putting an end to a player-board disagreement. The new contract will end on December 31 (2021).

"The players signed the contracts without any deviation from the contracts offered previously, which was formulated by Sri Lanka Cricket along with the Technical Advisory Committee,” SLC said in a statement.

The players were chosen under four categories and were nominated by the Selection Panel, based on a set of criteria such as Performance, Fitness, Leadership/Seniority, Professionalism/Code of Conduct, and Future/Adaptability.

"The players were chosen under four categories and were nominated by the Selection Panel, based on a set of criteria such as Performance, Fitness, Leadership/Seniority, Professionalism/Code of Conduct, and Future/Adaptability. The criteria and the allocation of points to individual players were shared among the players before they signed the contracts."

Former captain Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella were not considered for the contract. While Mathews is unavailable for selection, the other three are serving a ban for a breach of COVID-19 protocols.

The Players who were given National Contracts:

Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Embuldeniya, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Akila Dananjaya