Cricket captain of Sri Lanka He bit the pera said that while his teams’ priorities were to win the three-day One-Day International (OD) series against Bangladesh, starting today, the continuing stalemate over signing central contracts has not brought anything good to its players.
In the face of a deepening cricket crisis in Sri Lanka, all 24 cricketers to whom their country’s cricket board offers new contracts refused to sign on a dotted line, citing “a lack of transparency in the way the categories of contracts are allocated ‘.
Players rejected the proposed pay structure, which sees older people in particular cutting wages. Cricket is concerned that their proposed salaries were published by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) earlier this week.
In a statement issued on behalf of the cricket players earlier this week, lawyer Nishan Sydney Premathiratne said the players “do not agree to sign unfair and non-transparent contracts and urge the SLC not to target players or give players such ultimatums. “.
Players have until June 3 to sign the contracts.
“We have concerns about the contracts,” Perera told espncricinfo.com on Saturday. “We can’t say it doesn’t affect us – it would be a lie and everyone would know it’s a lie. But I hope we can talk to the cricket board and resolve it fairly.
“With the contracts we will go back to Sri Lanka and discuss with the board then. But before that we are just trying to think about how we will win this series. What I am trying to do is give the players the confidence to go and do that. which they know how to do, because if they are afraid, they will not get the best out of their skills. “
“Just because they throw you to death doesn’t mean you’ll get it right away. Then when they hit you batsmen, you get used to bowling at death. They need experience.”
Perera added that in addition to the agreed order, players are also not happy with the need to do fitness tests for future tours, in the middle of current tours. Although all cricketers touring Dhaka have passed fitness tests, they had to pass another round of fitness tests in Dhaka in view of the upcoming tour in England and two players failed the tests.
“We recently conducted a fitness test and there are concerns among players about the fact that it took place during an ongoing series. There were two players whose fitness standards were not up to par. They will have to improve them once we return to Sri Lanka to qualify for the tour in England “, added Perera.