ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Sri Lanka name 15-men strong T20I squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Sri Lanka Cricket’s pay dispute ended, Cricketer signed new contracts.

In what comes as good news for Sri Lankan cricket, the pay dispute between the country’s cricket board and its cricketers have come to an end and the players have agreed to sign new performance-based contracts.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) gave its cricketers a deadline to sign the contracts till Wednesday following a long stand-off that started back in May 2021.

As per the new contracts, the players will be allocated the central contracts based on their international performance, which is implemented to improve the situation of Sri Lankan cricket on the global front.

The country has seen a steep decline in their cricket performances ever since veteran cricketers retired.

“Players were told in no uncertain terms that they should accept the new terms or leave the team hotel by Wednesday morning,” a board source told AFP.

ALSO READ: Rashid Khan Appointed As Afghanistan’s T20I Skipper

“They have signed the contracts and the pay dispute is now over.”

The new contracts have cut down on the salaries of 24 national cricketers by 40 per cent.

The sources also claimed that Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews have again refrained from signing contracts.

A couple of reports also claimed that 34-years old Angelo Mathews is considering retirement from test cricket and informed his country’s cricket board of the same.

Owing to the new contracts and their performances in international cricket, wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella and all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva will fetch the most this year.

The due will receive a handsome annual salary of 100,000 Dollars each.

ALSO READ: Ravi Ashwin Likely To Play County Matches Before The England-India Test Series

Sri Lanka Cricket’s pay dispute ended, Cricketer signed new contracts.