Sri Lanka team to take 35% salary cut, new contracts explained

After national cricketers of Australia, England, and the West Indies, the Sri Lanka cricketers will now have to take a huge salary cut, international media revealed today (10).

Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) new central contracts to the national Test and limited-over squads are 35% less, one report noted.

The new contracts are to be signed before the Lankan white-ball team, under Kusal Perera, tours Bangladesh shortly.

* Under the previous contract, a player in the top category earned $ 130,000 (Rs. 25.6 million per year or Rs. 21,34,220 per month).

* Now a top-category player is offered $ 100,000 (Rs. 19.7 million per year or Rs. 16,41,708 per month).

* Under the present contract scheme, the three main categories will have three sub-categories as well.

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