Kusal Perera stated no settlement had been reached earlier than leaving for Bangladesh.© AFP
A pay battle between Sri Lankan gamers and the nationwide board has damage workforce morale forward of a one-day collection in Bangladesh beginning Sunday, skipper Kusal Perera stated. Sri Lanka Cricket have cut fees for 24 national players by up to 40 per cent in new contracts which have been rejected by the gamers. Perera stated no settlement had been reached earlier than leaving for Bangladesh the place they’re to play three 50 over video games. “It will be a lie to say that the pay cut issue won’t mentally affect our players,” Perera advised an internet press convention Saturday.
“I hope we will be able to negotiate with the board upon our return.”
He stated the pay construction, devised by the board’s new cricket director Tom Moody and former Sri Lanka skipper Aravinda de Silva, was inflicting psychological stress for the workforce.
“This is an additional challenge for me as I try to create an environment where players go to the middle and perform fearlessly,” he stated.
A lawyer for the gamers has accused Sri Lanka Cricket of holding the workforce “at gunpoint” in a bid to power the brand new contracts by way of.
Former captain Angelo Mathews and Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne — who suffered the largest cuts — had been dropped from the tour of Bangladesh.
Mathews’ annual charge fell from $130,000 a yr to $80,000 whereas Karunaratne was supplied $70,000, a drop of $30,000.
“The players are not in agreement to sign unfair and non-transparent contracts and urge Sri Lanka Cricket to not hold the players at gunpoint,” stated lawyer Nishan Premathiratne.
Sri Lanka Cricket has stated gamers might earn extra below a brand new performance-based pay scheme.
Moody stated this week that he studied pay buildings in different nations earlier than arising with the scheme.
Sri Lanka Cricket officers stated that on prime of base charges there are funds for every match and allowances for journey exterior Colombo.
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