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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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  • jayantha Monday, 16 July 2012 04:43 PM

    Lets have dayata kirulla for the money

    commisionner Tuesday, 17 July 2012 06:01 AM

    Welsaid Mahela and Sanga. All cricketers should unit and support them. We support you.

    sayan Monday, 16 July 2012 05:36 PM

    welsaid))

    A Sri Lankan Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:16 PM

    Why do we need a 'SLPL' by the way???

    Carlton Carbraal Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:07 AM

    sORRY

    Samantha Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:09 AM

    U earned... They spend for........ ( them) and not pay for U

    idiot Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:31 AM

    I wish a similar statement comes forward about the total mismanagement of the country.

    Tilak Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:44 AM

    We appreciate your strong warning to the Cricket Board.If Corruption and wastage is not curtail,cricket has no future in Sri Lanka.

    RuwanL Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:48 AM

    SLC has not settled some of the hotel bills in Colombo and these hotel don't accommodate our cricketers!

    Bandara Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:59 AM

    Bold step against colossal waste of money on Hambantota cricket ground to satisfy political aspirations at players' and public expense

    TJ Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:50 AM

    well done, get up stand up, stand up for your rights

    mishaal Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:43 AM

    Well done Mahela. Keep it up you guys status & backbone.

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:42 AM

    Mahela & Sanga please help develop Sri Lanka and her people once your done playing cricket, this country needs sons like you... All the best !

    Bagalawathie Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:35 AM

    Good luck Mahela and the rest of the team. Hope SLC learn a good lesson this time and lift their game.

    dinesh withanage Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:10 AM

    playing any game excessively will ruin a society. limit cricket only to world cup and money driven cricket has to be stopped

    Senna Monday, 16 July 2012 04:20 PM

    Welsaid Mahela. Strong backbone.


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