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‘Fitness tests will be non-negotiable’: Fitness a criterion for signing of new player contracts

Sri Lanka cricket team

The five-member committee comprising of Prof. Arjuna de Silva, Sujeeva Mudalige, Uchitha Wickremasinghe, Ashley de Silva and Amal Edirisuriya have been working along with the Technical Advisory Committee headed by former Sri Lanka Captain Aravinda de Silva in formulating the new-look contracts for the national cricketers.

“With the technical committee, we have insisted on fitness. Fitness will be incorporated into the new contracts,” said Prof. De Silva.

“Fitness tests will be non-negotiable, there will be no exceptions to that. That criteria have been brought in. I don’t think the players will be able to sign the contract before the Bangladesh tour. They will go on that tour with a tour contract. We have to finalise a few more things but before the England tour, they will sign the contract,” he said…

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