Muralitharan favours performance-based contracts

8 February 2021 10:11 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Bipin Dani

The highest wicket-taking bowler in international cricket Muttiah Muralitharan is happy to be in the Sri Lanka Cricket’s cricket committee but will not hesitate to resign if the committee’s recommendations are not implemented.

The committee is chaired by Aravinda de Silva and includes Roshan Mahanama and Kumar Sangakkara. 

“Yes, ten years after my retirement from international cricket I have given my consent to be in the committee. I have joined this committee to help the game which we all love,” he said yesterday. 

The 48-year-old former off-spinner, who has 1347 wickets (800, 534 and 13 wickets in Tests, ODIs and T20Is respectively) however, warns, “If our recommendations are not implemented within three months, I will not wait to leave the committee.”

Muralitharan favours incentive-based contracts for the Sri Lanka cricketers.

“Definitely, the players are supposed to perform well when we pay them. If they don’t, they have no right to be in the team.”

“Even at corporate levels, the employees are given incentives to show their performance and the same rules should apply here,” he concluded.

  Comments - 1

  • Neo Tuesday, 09 February 2021 02:22 PM

    Agree 100%. Players must learn to value their wickets and not give it away without a care in the world. They represent the country and not just self. Getting out to a good ball should be reviewed in my opinion.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w