Start winning games rather than complaining: Aravinda de Silva to Sri Lanka players

Former Sri Lanka captain and legendary batsman Aravinda de Silva has requested the nationwide crew cricketers to “begin winning games rather than complaining” as he defended the proposed annual players’ contracts ready by the committee underneath him.

De Silva mentioned the players’ rejection of the central contracts was “unfair”, as a result of the Board is providing extra for winning sequence in opposition to top-ranked opposition.

“It is vitally unfair that our players say that they don’t seem to be agreeable to this scheme. A very powerful truth is they need to get into the center and play constructive cricket and begin winning games for the nation rather than complaining.

“This constructive strategy will encourage us to think about providing them extra advantages, like a number of the different international locations in our area,” de Silva was quoted as saying by ‘Each day Information’.

Final week, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned that 24 of the main players had been provided contracts underneath 4 classes they usually had been given a deadline till June 3 to signal on dotted strains.

Solely six players are within the class A and their annual pay ranges between USD 70,000 to 100,000. Batsman Dhananjaya de Silva attracts highest — USD 100,000 with the remainder of them had been to obtain USD 70,000 to 80,000 US {dollars}.

Sri Lanka’s main cricketers led by Take a look at captain Dimuth Karunaratne together with host of senior players, together with Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have refused to signal the central contracts which they consider is way much less in contrast to different international locations.

De Silva mentioned the Cricket Committee, which he heads, has been particularly reasonable to the players as the brand new system will infuse further advantages than earlier than as it’s a performance-based scheme.

“We mentioned this matter in depth earlier than we introduced it to the players. Not like prior to now, we now have elevated the advantages three-fold (300%) than what it was however purely on the crew’s efficiency.

“It has to be a collective effort by the entire crew. In the event that they win a Take a look at sequence, we pay them USD 150,000 which was earlier restricted to USD 50,000,” mentioned the 55-year-old who scored 6361 runs from 93 Exams between 1984 and 2002.

Explaining additional, the previous fashionable batsman mentioned: “Winning a restricted overs sequence we now have provided them USD 75,000, which was earlier restricted to USD 25,000.

“We additionally launched a slab for the T20 format, which additionally runs up to a most of USD 50,000, which earlier didn’t have any rewards in any respect.”

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