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Colombo, Dec. 6 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) commenced the distribution of the US $50,000 award (RS. 16m) money promised during the Asia Cup to the ground staff of the RPICS, Colombo, and PICS, Kandy.

Accordingly, 138 members of the ground staff of the RPICS, Colombo, who worked during the Asia Cup 2023 (permanent and contract employees) were rewarded for their effort, while 115 members of the ground staff of the PICS, Kandy, will receive their reward on Friday.

The staff of both venues did a yeomen service during the tournament to ensure the practice facilities, outfield, pitches, covering and uncovering of the ground, and related services were in place and in time to conduct the tournament successfully, despite the bad weather conditions that prevailed during that time.

Curators, turf supervisors, ground staff, and technical staff are among the recipients of the reward payment.

The rewards were granted to the RPICS ground staff by the National Curator, Godfrey Dabrera on Wednesday.

The rewards were awarded jointly by the Asian Cricket Council and SLC, with each institution contributing US $25,000.


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  • ravin Wednesday, 06 December 2023 06:55 PM

    Very funny isn't it? When was this cash was handed over to SLC? When did this issue was discuss at parliament? Period in between ? Name the people who was sleeping all this period and for the best interest of SL Cricket do not maintain sleeping dogs.

    Bandu Thursday, 07 December 2023 11:02 AM

    This is not SLC money but was a gift from Cricketer Mohammed Shami

    Citizen Silva Wednesday, 06 December 2023 07:09 PM

    How much did SLC Chairman Shani pocket

    ANNECUNT Wednesday, 06 December 2023 08:09 PM

    money.money ,money where is our Rajapaksa (HORA) family?

    Bandu Wednesday, 06 December 2023 11:18 PM

    But was this not a gift by cricketer Siraj and the BCCI who promised this to the ground staff at the end of that tournament. A sum of USD 50,000 donated by Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah and USD 5,000 given by Indian cricket star Siraj for the ground staff of Pallekele and R. Premadasa stadiums ......Daily Mirror Nov 22nd.

    Ram Thursday, 07 December 2023 02:51 AM

    US$50,000 paid to 138 employees. SLC must come clean providing details accounting for the 50,000

    Mahila Thursday, 07 December 2023 07:18 AM

    He is ‘Temporarily Out of Action’!!?? Because of “TOoA”, the funds seem to flow to the recipients without much Hindrance!!!??? "Small Fish" doesn’t bother him much!!!??? What for the telling!!!??? Relaxing time very much needed and deserved!!!???

    RuwanL Thursday, 07 December 2023 09:12 AM

    Giving money by the winning Indian team is not correct according to ICC rules! It can be construed as a bribe for preparing the pitch for an Indian win! ICC should investigate it!

    cricketer Friday, 08 December 2023 08:33 AM

    This money of 50,000 US dollars was a gift from the good samaritan Jai Shah the Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board ( BCCI ) who is alleged to be running Sri Lanka cricket in appreciation of the excellent work carried out by the ground staff during the Asia Cup. As usual there were rumours floating around that the ground staff may have been bribed to prepare a wicket detrimental to the home team Sri Lanka that they were bowled out for 50 runs . To make it even more suspicious Siraj the bowler who wrecked Sri Lanka's batting takiing 6 wickets for 21 runs even presented his Man Of The Match cheque of 5000 US dollars too to the ground staff. Soon after when Sri Lanka was bowled out for 55 rins in the world cup that rumour was quashed

    Cricket Fan Friday, 08 December 2023 08:37 AM

    Are these payments subject to Audit ? and won't this create a precedent as matches will continue in these venues even in the future ?


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