Sports Minister Harin Fernando today said that national cricket Head Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe would need to re-negotiate his contract if he wants to remain in the position.
The Minister had written to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and asked them not to appoint Hathurusinghe for the upcoming New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, adding that he could be re-appointed once a fresh contract has been negotiated.
Addressing a news briefing, the Minister said it was best to have a performance-based contract even for the coach.
He said he informed the SLC not to retain Hathurusingha as the coach for the New Zealand tour.
“However, if he wishes to be the coach, he can reapply and renegotiate the amount to be paid. If not, he can also take legal action if that’s what he wants,” he said.
Minister Fernando said Chandika Hathurusingha was drawing in a salary of USD 40,000 at present.