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Aravinda de Silva gives clarity on new payment scheme of SLC



Former Sri Lankan cricketer and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Advisory Committee Aravinda de Silva clarified the new payment scheme for Sri Lankan players.

It’s been a while since the terms are not in good between Sri Lanka Cricket and Sri Lankan cricketers, regarding the new payment scheme. Sri Lanka Cricket amended some changes on the annual contracts for the national men’s cricketers. There the board also added a scheme to remunerate players based on the performance.

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On the other hand, some senior cricketers like Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Suranga Lakmal will get pay cuts, according to the new contracts. Due to these confusions, Sri Lankan cricketers haven’t signed their annual contracts and expressed their dissatisfaction on this through a legal notice. The players have demanded transparency in assigning the contracts.

Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan cricketer and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Cricket Advisory Committee Aravinda de Silva gave some clarity regarding the new contract scheme. He mentioned that players will get more benefits than the previous schemes in the new performance-based payment scheme.

The Committee has been very fair to them by infusing additional benefits than before, which is on a performance-based scheme,” de Silva told the Daily News yesterday. “We discussed this matter in depth before we presented it to the players. Unlike in the past, we have increased the benefits three-fold (300%) than what it was but purely on the team’s performance.”

The former national cricketer highlighted that the board has introduced the scheme to encourage players to perform well. He has urged the players to perform well and earn more, rather than complaining.

 

“It has to be a collective effort by the whole team. If they win a Test series, we pay them $ 150,000 which was earlier limited to $ 50,000. Winning a limited-overs series we have offered them $75,000, which was earlier limited to $ 25,000,” de Silva explained.

 

“We also introduced a slab for the T20 format, which also runs up to a maximum of $ 50,000, which earlier didn’t have any rewards at all. Therefore, it is very unfair that our players say that they are not agreeable to this scheme,” de Silva concluded.

 

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