Sri Lankan Cricketers Agree to Tour England Without Contracts
By Sarita Dey
on Tue Jun 08 2021
Sri Lanka cricketers have agreed to tour England without contracts after the country’s cricket board agreed to bring transparency to players’ evaluation that eventually decides categories of contract. Sri Lanka cricketers had been complaining that the methodology used for calculating contracts was not transparent.
“This is the transparency the players had been requesting from the outset. They will play this tour without signing any contract. Cricketers have signed a voluntary declaration, but there is nothing there about player remuneration. They have always been committed to playing for Sri Lanka,” Nishan Premathiratne, players’ lawyer, was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.com.
Last week, 38 Sri Lankan cricketers had refused to sign contracts as they complained about the lack of transparency in the rating system devised by SLC. However, with the issue sorted now, the team will depart for England on June 9 as per schedule.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, performance and fitness are the two key criteria that form 70 percent of a player’s overall mark as per the new proposed scheme. And 10 percent each for leadership, professionalism, and future potential or adaptability