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“The response was good when it was conveyed to them, so hopefully, I think it should be okay”
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has resolved the ongoing contract dispute with the national team by agreeing to pay them a fixed rate for participating in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments.
The board also announced that there would be further financial incentives if the national team progressed to the final of any tournament and if they won the competition as well.
According to sources, SLC has offered to pay the players $500,000 for playing in the World Twenty20, while an additional $250,000 will be on the table if the national team reach the final and another $250,000 on top of that if they win the tournament.
For next year’s World Cup, SLC has offered to pay the players $750,000 for participation, $250,000 more if they reach the semi-final, another $250,000 if they progress to the final and an additional $750,000 if they end up winning the tournament.
“We have conveyed our decision to the captain Angelo Mathews and the vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said. “They will also discuss it over with the senior players. They were quite happy with it, but so far we haven’t got any feedback from them.
“The response was good when it was conveyed to them, so hopefully, I think it should be okay.”
SLC also announced that they would be giving the team an additional $100,000 for winning the Asia Cup.