Last Updated : 27-08-2014 19:54

 

 
 

Contract dispute hits SLPL

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Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene said that Sri Lankan cricketers will not take part in the forthcoming Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), an Indian Premier League (IPL) style T20 tournament, unless the country’s cash strapped governing body Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) signs the annual Central contract with the cricketers.

“We will only sign SLPL contracts once the central contracts of Sri Lanka players are settled” Jayawardene told a packed media conference held today in Colombo to launch the tournament.

SLC is yet to sign the contracts with the players for the year 2012 and players have not been paid their salaries for the first quarter of this year due to the contract issue which has been dragging on, but has not been settled for more than four months.

The debt ridden SLC has been in a crippling financial struggle since hosting last year’s ICC world Cup as the three venues developed for the event has reportedly cost more than a whopping Rs. seven billion.

The SLPL tournament is to begin in less than a month on August 10 and is scheduled to run till August 31.




 
 

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-19+251 # Senna 2012-07-16 21:50
Welsaid Mahela. Strong backbone.
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-1+28 # idiot 2012-07-17 14:01
I wish a similar statement comes forward about the total mismanagement of the country.
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-22+131 # jayantha 2012-07-16 22:13
Lets have dayata kirulla for the money
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-12+135 # sayan 2012-07-16 23:06
welsaid))
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-10+104 # mishaal 2012-07-17 08:13
Well done Mahela. Keep it up you guys status & backbone.
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-0+1 # dinesh withanage 2012-07-17 09:40
playing any game excessively will ruin a society. limit cricket only to world cup and money driven cricket has to be stopped
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-8+60 # commisionner 2012-07-17 11:31
Welsaid Mahela and Sanga. All cricketers should unit and support them. We support you.
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-5+4 # Carlton Carbraal 2012-07-17 13:37
sORRY
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-2+17 # Samantha 2012-07-17 13:39
U earned... They spend for........ ( them) and not pay for U
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-2+14 # Tilak 2012-07-17 14:14
We appreciate your strong warning to the Cricket Board.If Corruption and wastage is not curtail,cricket has no future in Sri Lanka.
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-3+13 # RuwanL 2012-07-17 14:18
SLC has not settled some of the hotel bills in Colombo and these hotel don't accommodate our cricketers!
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-1+11 # TJ 2012-07-17 14:20
well done, get up stand up, stand up for your rights
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-3+12 # Bandara 2012-07-17 14:29
Bold step against colossal waste of money on Hambantota cricket ground to satisfy political aspirations at players' and public expense
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-2+15 # Trehan Munasinghe 2012-07-17 15:12
Mahela & Sanga please help develop Sri Lanka and her people once your done playing cricket, this country needs sons like you... All the best !
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-2+5 # Bagalawathie 2012-07-17 16:05
Good luck Mahela and the rest of the team. Hope SLC learn a good lesson this time and lift their game.
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-0+0 # A Sri Lankan 2012-07-21 20:46
Why do we need a 'SLPL' by the way???
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