Home > News >

Sri Lanka Cricket resolves dispute with players

Sri Lanka Cricket resolves dispute with players

Sri Lankan chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya confirmed that the contract dispute between the Sri Lanka players and the board has been resolved © Getty Images

Colombo: Mar 3, 2013

A row between Sri Lanka Cricket and its centrally contracted players, which had threatened to turn into a major crisis, ended on Sunday following talks, according to chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya.

“The matter has been resolved. Captain Angelo Mathews and Vice-Captain Dinesh Chandimal have informed me that all the players have agreed to sign the contracts,” Jayasuriya told reporters here.

Players were called to meet Jayasuriya in a crisis talk after they had defied SLC’s extended deadline today to sign new contracts.

However, SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that players have been given time till 10 am tomorrow to sign fresh contracts.

“We have been told not to say anything to the media,” senior player Kumar Sangakkara told waiting reporters outside SLC offices after emerging from the talks.

The players were angered by SLC’s decision to deny them 25 per cent of the guarantee money received by the Board from ICC events

Also, the SLC wanted to slash payments to the players for the time they play in the IPL away from doing national duty.

The third point the players objected to is the scrapping of a facility extended to them to take their wives on tour once in a year at SLC expense.

The previous contracts ended on February 28 and among those who refused to enter new contracts were the 23 top players, including all of the international stars.

All of them except, Mahela Jayawardene who is outside the country now, turned up for the meeting.

Sangakkara, who was to play in the three-day tour opener against the visiting Bangladeshis in Matara, was not allowed to play due to the non-signing of the contracts.

The players maintain that they would fight for due payments and privileges and it was unfair on the part of the SLC to deny them.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Hughes' death: Tributes and wishes pour in

Videos

Hughes' death: Clarke's statement on Australia' behalf

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Live Cricket Score Deodhar Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone Quarter Final: Karun Nair out for 74

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI at Colombo: England lose Moeen Ali early

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: England lose Moeen Ali early

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell plays 150th ODI

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3

Phillip Hughes passes away: Virat Kohli leaves bat and cap at memorial site

Murali Vijay in India vs Australia Test series: Will he be an integral part?

Phillip Hughes’ unfortunate demise: Ahmed Shehzad was lucky, Phil Hughes was not

Shakib Al Hasan becomes highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe in ODIs

Phil Hughes passes away: Cricket gradually gets off and running a day later

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Fifty Shades of Grey: Watch Ellen DeGeneres featuring in the brand new trailer of the erotic movie

‘एक्शन-जैक्सन’ मूवी के लिए अजय देवगण ने कैसे वज़न घटाया

Bigg Boss 8 highlights: Ali Quli Mirza left alone, Gautam Gulati gets special present from Diandra Soares

Birthday special: A look at unknown facts about Fawad Khan and his hottest pictures!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

वज़न घटाने का नुस्ख़ा #43: वज्रासन से वज़न घटायें

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI; take 4-0 lead in series

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here