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.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan’s double ton puts Pakistan on top against Australia at stumps on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

Mohammad Yousuf: Muttiah Muralitharan would not have been allowed to bowl under current ICC rules

Mohammad Azharuddin’s son included in UP One-Day squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

Sri Lanka women’s senior player accuses selector of asking for sexual favours

Karnataka enter SK Acharya Memorial Trophy final

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Wriddhiman Saha fit for first ODI

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

Black money list fiasco: Have Narendra Modi-Arun Jaitley fooled ‘aam aadmi’?

Beauty Tip #43 — Get fuller-looking lips with home-made sugar scrub

Nokia’s Chennai plant not a part of the Microsoft deal, to shut shop tomorrow

Bigg Boss 8 Day 40 highlights: Upen Patel faces captaincy woes; Gautam Gulati punished again!

When Salman Khan asked a fan to shut up…

India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister

Ayurvedic treatment: 7 types of Ayurvedic massage you should know about

Microsoft Office for Mac to release in 2015, new Outlook for Mac now available to Office 365 subscribers

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here