The Sri Lanka nationwide group gamers have refused to signal the annual central contract, alleging lack of transparency from the cricket board.
The choice wasn’t shocking as nearly all of the senior gamers in unison, had made it clear that the contracts provided by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wasn’t to their liking and in addition excluded some deserving performers.
The gamers in a collective assertion stated that they’ve “determined to not signal the tour contract for the forthcoming tour of England and neither will they enter into any future contracts for excursions”.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had introduced that 24 of the main gamers have been provided contracts beneath four classes they usually had been given a deadline till June three to signal on dotted traces.
The annual retainership ranged between USD 70,000 to 100,000. Star batsman, Dhananjaya de Silva was set to be the best paid at USD 100,000.
On the top of the dispute and negotiations final month the gamers stated remuneration proposed to gamers have been greater than three fold decrease than funds made to gamers of different counties based on info acquired from the Federation of Worldwide Cricket Affiliation (FICA).
Sri Lanka is anticipated to tour England from June 18 to July four, the place they’ll play three ODIs and an equal variety of T20 Internationals.
Nevertheless the gamers have additionally clarified that at no level would they ever refuse to play for the nation even once they haven’t signed the contract and SLC refuses to pay them their salaries.
The senior gamers have been additionally not comfortable as public disclosure of their central contract quantities by SLC turned a “grave safety concern to each participant”.
Gamers claimed that the SLC determination had affected their self-confidence and peace of thoughts.
The chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Aravinda de Silva defended the brand new performance-linked pay system.
He stated that SLC was compelled to take a “harsh determination based mostly on the previous performances of the gamers as Sri Lanka’s worldwide rating in all three codecs had nose-dived.”