ICL: Indian Cricket League

Sri Lanka board drops Jayasuriya from contract list


jayasuryaSri Lanka Cricket have virtually shut the door on continuation of Sanath Jayasuriya’s international career by dropping him from the list of contracted players for next year.

Daily Mirror newspaper quoted selection committee sources as saying they “decided to drop veteran all-rounder from a list of players to be contracted for next year”.

The 38-year old master-blaster, who retired last year from Test cricket, has represented Sri Lanka in 110 Tests, 411 One-day Internationals was dropped for the ongoing tour of the West Indies due to poor form.

“Jayasuriya will only be offered tour contracts if he is selected,” selection committee sources said. Only four ‘A’ grade players Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas have been picked for next year.

Jayasuriya is one of highest paid cricketers in Sri Lanka, currently earning around $100,000 per year. “We will offer player contracts after interim committee approves list. There are a few issues still to be discussed such as amount of money offered for each contract category and composition of players in each category,” SLC CEO Duleep Mendis said.

Source:Cricket News

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