SLC and players end contract crisis

The deal will last for the next five years

The deal will last for the next five years

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the national players have finally ended their seven-week contract dispute after the board agreed to give the players a 10 per cent cut of participation fees from International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) tournaments.

While the deal has yet to be signed, Sri Lanka Test captain Angelo Mathews agreed to the deal with a three-member SLC committee, which consisted of SLC CEO Ashley de Silva, treasurer Nuski Mohamed and chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya.

“After discussions, the committee in consultation with the office bearers of the SLC’s executive committee, offered 10% of the participation fee from the ICC and ACC events to the players which will be applied for the next 5 years and will be non negotiable,” a SLC press release said. “The above offer was accepted by the players and they have agreed to sign the annual contracts in due course.”

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