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Sri Lanka Players Refuse To Sign Tour Contracts

In the midst of a squabble with the board about claimed lack of transparency in the central contracts, Sri Lankan players have refused to sign tour contracts for England.

Grading System Is Unclear

The players believe the grading system is unclear and that the remuneration they are paid is insufficient. Incidentally This comes only days before Sri Lanka’s departure for a limited-overs tour of England later this month.

“Because of the problems with the transparency of the ratings system devised by SLC, the players will not sign the [tour contract],”

Sri Lanka Cricket Announced A five-point Grading System

Sri Lanka Cricket announced in May a five-point grading system for retainer packages for its contracted cricketers, with the parameters of Performance (out of50), Fitness (out of20), Leadership (out of10), Professionalism (out of10) and Future Potential and Adaptability (out of10) for a total score of ten, Players were assigned to one of four grades: A, B, C, or D, with each grade subdivided into three sub-categories with varying retainer values.

Players Were Given Until June 3

The players were given until June 3 to sign the contract, however the deadline was not met due to the players’ refusal to sign.

Sri Lanka will Tour England

Sri Lanka will tour England for three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals beginning June23, with a departure date of June 9.

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