Former Sri Lanka captain and legendary batsman Aravinda de Silva has requested the nationwide crew cricketers to “begin successful video games quite than complaining” as he defended the proposed annual gamers’ contracts ready by the committee beneath him.
De Silva mentioned the gamers’ rejection of the central contracts was “unfair” as a result of the Board is providing extra for successful sequence towards top-ranked opposition.
“It is vitally unfair that our gamers say that they don’t seem to be agreeable to this scheme. An important truth is they need to get into the center and play constructive cricket and begin successful video games for the nation quite than complaining.
“This constructive strategy will encourage us to contemplate providing them extra advantages, like a number of the different nations in our area,” de Silva was quoted as saying by ‘Every day Information’.
Final week, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned that 24 of the main gamers had been supplied contracts beneath 4 classes and so they had been given a deadline till June three to signal on dotted traces.
Solely six gamers are within the class A and their annual pay ranges between USD 70,000 to 100,000. Batsman Dhananjaya de Silva attracts highest — USD 100,000 with the remainder of them had been to obtain USD 70,000 to 80,000 US dollars.
Sri Lanka’s main cricketers led by Check captain Dimuth Karunaratne together with host of senior gamers, together with Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have refused to signal the central contracts which they consider is much much less in comparison with different nations.
De Silva mentioned the Cricket Committee, which he heads, has been particularly reasonable to the gamers as the brand new system will infuse extra advantages than earlier than as it’s a performance-based scheme.
“We mentioned this matter in depth earlier than we introduced it to the gamers. Not like prior to now, we’ve got elevated the advantages three-fold (300%) than what it was however purely on the crew’s efficiency.
“It must be a collective effort by the entire crew. In the event that they win a Check sequence, we pay them USD 150,000 which was earlier restricted to USD 50,000,” mentioned the 55-year-old who scored 6361 runs from 93 Exams between 1984 and 2002.
Explaining additional, the previous fashionable batsman mentioned: “Profitable a restricted overs sequence we’ve got supplied them USD 75,000, which was earlier restricted to USD 25,000.
“We additionally launched a slab for the T20 format, which additionally runs as much as a most of USD 50,000, which earlier did not have any rewards in any respect.”