World champs get what they asked for-SLC

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Sri Lanka cricketers who refused to sign their annual contracts and left for their victorious campaign in the ICC World T20 tournament in Bangladesh over a disputed payment from International Cricket Council (ICC) events, have been assured of receiving almost what they demanded and have actually clinched much more with the prize money for winning the world title, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Treasurer Nuski Mohamed told “Daily Mirror”.
 
SLC has promised the team US $ half a million (Rs. 65 million) as participation fee and win bonus of US $ one million (Rs. 130 million). The prize money for winning the ICC World T20 title is US $ 1.1 million (Rs. 143 million).

Mohamed said that SLC would receive US $ 8.9 million from the ICC World T20 for taking part in the event and pointed out that with the prize money of US $ 1.1 million, the total amount SLC would receive from ICC would be US $ ten million.

The team which would receive the participation fee of US $ half a million plus the US $ one million win bonus added to the US $ 1.1 million prize money would make it a total of US $ 2.6 million, a figure which would further be enhanced by the match fees and seniority fees bringing the total figure to around US $ 2.8 million or a percentage of 28 from the total SLC income from the event.

The discretion of how participation fees, prize money and win bonus would be distributed among team members lies with the team captain, and the usual practice is to distribute it equally which means each player can expect to earn in the range of US $ 200,000 (Rs. 26 million) for their world title winning performance.

“We haven’t received money from ICC yet. It might take more than a month for that money to come though I think prize money would be released quickly by ICC,” said Mohamed.

“We do not get involved in distributing prize money or bonuses. The team has the discretion on how they disburse that money among team members,” said Mohamed.
He added that players have little excuse now to refuse signing the annual contracts as they have received the percentage they demanded from the year’s only ICC event.
“When they come to this side one day, they will understand the position. We are not here just to pay the national team. We have much bigger responsibilities to keep the game alive. If the game dies without money, will there be a national team to win world titles?,” questioned Mohamed.

“We have to look after the schools, clubs, districts, provinces, ‘A’ team, Youth teams, women’s cricket, academies. Then we have to maintain grounds and stadia. You have to understand that we do all these things with this money we get from the ICC. That is why we cannot pay them as they demand, because if we do, from where can we find the money to do all that development?,” questioned Mohamed. He however said they had no qualms about recognising achievements and would be prepared to reward the players according to the performances.

“We have been reasonable to the limit we can be reasonable. Take the last Asia Cup in 2012. We even lost to Bangladesh and lost all our matches. Despite that poor performance we had to pay them all that money. But now, things are different. There are less doles, but massive incentives if they perform. That’s the difference,” Mohamed added.

Mohamed revealed that the prize money or participation fees due to SLC from Asia Cup had still not been received.
“The finance committee of the Asian Cricket Council has to meet and finalise those payments. I am also in that committee, but we haven’t still fixed a date for the meeting. We will probably meet later this month to sort that out,” said Mohamed.
 
Mohamed said that Sri Lanka players who won the Asia Cup would be awarded a US $ 100,000 winning bonus as promised by the SLC.(Channaka de Silva)
 
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  • sri Lions Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:59 PM

    Our lions should not be insulted. And they are the world champs
    and I love them.

    Appu Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:18 PM

    please treasurer expose your staff salaries,perks and thier work load also.How much you sold tv rights sold for also and per year that tv income out of matches also.Is this is fools nation??? via DM Android App

    Labby Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:53 AM

    No mention of how much is payable to the coaches and other support staff. Why ?

    Lanka Shantha Sunday, 13 April 2014 02:14 PM

    This should be stated by the players as "What we asked they paid us". Till then it is hoax.

    SL Cricket lover Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:01 PM

    [quote name="tony"]HAD THEY LOST THE FINALS, WOULD THEY HAVE RECEIVED ANY[/quote]

    SLC publishes only amount they spend on players! How about SLC's other spending?, Are the accounts audited?, what happened to the missing hard drive after hosting WC matches in SL?

    Jayasiri Monday, 14 April 2014 12:06 PM

    Main Issue is the corruption, and waste and inefficieny leading to lack of credibility at SLC. Its headed by people with other agenda. Their presence is not going to make things any better for SLC or cricket in general.

    Azee Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:45 AM

    It is heaven for the cricketers. via DM Android App

    Kamal Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:29 PM

    [quote name="raj"][quote name="dave"]Too much Money.. Money Money Honey. Honey. Think about how much money Sanga/Mahela/Dilshan/Malinga have......
    They will live in heaven...... in the world.
    Still they need more money.... Are their Bank accounts in Sri Lanka or Switzerland??

    What a luck, Luck mean fcuking LUCK[/quote]
    what they got was due to their talents and hard work, but you don't talk about the politicians who are swindling the taxpayers money. why?[/quote]

    They got only a limited time period to earn, further if they get injured no SLC will give them money, so let them earn while they can.

    Charith Monday, 14 April 2014 12:50 PM

    it is good to look after schools, woman's cricket, A team and all, but not the expenses of players dues, Also look after corruption, waste , and big salaries and other perks of employee of SLC to keep the SLC on right track.

    kh6xs

    Sad Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:06 AM

    True that you're not there only to say player but certainly to take a cut out of the money that board receives due to hard work of the players via DM Android App

    Andy Saturday, 12 April 2014 01:33 PM

    [quote name="dave"]Too much Money.. Money Money Honey. Honey. Think about how much money Sanga/Mahela/Dilshan/Malinga have......
    They will live in heaven...... in the world.
    Still they need more money.... Are their Bank accounts in Sri Lanka or Switzerland??

    What a luck, Luck mean fcuking LUCK[/quote]



    Hey Man

    They should at least get 500,000 USD per player for winning a WC. How come you say it is too much money. Only 15 extraordinary men could participate. They gave us glory at least for 3 hours which I was proud to be a Sri Lankan.

    Why dont you try at least to play Division 3 cricket in SL and understand the value of it or try your luck in politics.

    kumudu Saturday, 12 April 2014 01:45 PM

    mension how many is to share. As some may feel they get more than ministers.

    thari Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:18 PM

    Reveal the payments made to useless slc tip guns too as same way u talk abut money paid for cricketers for their service, how much nishantha, mohamad, and gang get paid and for what. On the other hand i feel slc is taking strategy to talk about these players payments in media so they can show to people our cricketers get paid massive and they demand more it seems like this is mud campaign against players, why slc talk abut players salary in media does any body want ur salary to get public.

    rosebud Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:35 AM

    Good strategy, reward those who perform and don't carry passengers for whatever reason. via DM Android App

    Pathakapanna Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:52 AM

    Jay d, you are absolutely right that players should be paid handsomely for their hard work and commitment. Using the same yardstick how much are the labourers paid for the hard work and toil in the underground pathals to unearth gems. A pittance. via DM iPad app

    tony Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:10 AM

    HAD THEY LOST THE FINALS, WOULD THEY HAVE RECEIVED ANY

    dave Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:13 AM

    Too much Money.. Money Money Honey. Honey. Think about how much money Sanga/Mahela/Dilshan/Malinga have......
    They will live in heaven...... in the world.
    Still they need more money.... Are their Bank accounts in Sri Lanka or Switzerland??

    What a luck, Luck mean fcuking LUCK

    jay d Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:45 PM

    this is a small sum.. my father made Rs.550million for last six months... he gave me 10million. he mines and deals with gems. so what they have peanuts and what they did to the country is huge!!!! via DM Android App

    jay d Monday, 14 April 2014 07:18 AM

    to patakappana- in gem pits salaries can be paid in two ways 1. agreed salary around 1200 to 2000rs per day. 2. share of the gems collected one tenth to workers 3. also note that not all mining pits will get any gems. via DM Android App

    sobers Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:33 AM

    You are speaking so much towards the players, then what about the massive salaries paid to staff of the srilanka cricket with perks and privileges. Some have not passed even O/L's.

    Nishantha Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:34 AM

    Its not luck. Hard work, commitment, etc..
    and they can play only upto 35-38.. after that what they going to do? Try to work hard man..and earn something having too much jealous on others

    raj Monday, 14 April 2014 03:19 AM

    [quote name="Labby"]No mention of how much is payable to the coaches and other support staff. Why ?[/quote]
    [quote name="Labby"]No mention of how much is payable to the coaches and other support staff. Why ?[/quote]

    If they had the lost the final, who will get the blame?

    raj Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:18 AM

    [quote name="dave"]Too much Money.. Money Money Honey. Honey. Think about how much money Sanga/Mahela/Dilshan/Malinga have......
    They will live in heaven...... in the world.
    Still they need more money.... Are their Bank accounts in Sri Lanka or Switzerland??

    What a luck, Luck mean fcuking LUCK[/quote]
    what they got was due to their talents and hard work, but you don't talk about the politicians who are swindling the taxpayers money. why?

    Shaik Anwar ahamath Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:39 AM

    The SLC officials are highly paid, for what? Their job so far had been to distribute the revenue generated by the players' success. But, they seem to relish in discrediting players who do not dance to their tunes however unreasonable.


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