Published:24 June 2021
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) plans to bid for three major ICC events between 2024 and 2031. The ICC T20 World Cup, Men's ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy are the three tournaments.
Since the T20 World Cup in 2012, Sri Lanka has not hosted an ICC event. However, on Tuesday, the cricket board announced that it would make a 'joint bid' to host some of the events.
Due to the lack of games during the epidemic, the board has also opted to grant an annual contract to 60 domestic players. Sri Lanka Cricket's Selection Committee will choose the 60 players who are eligible for the contract.
Sri Lankan cricketers are now involved in a salary dispute with their board. The Sri Lankan cricket board has devised a new contract model that pays players depending on their success and fitness levels. The athletes, on the other hand, are opposed to signing such a deal.
The dispute has been going on for a few weeks, and no players have agreed to sign a new deal.
Sri Lankan cricketers have signed a temporary tour-based contract ahead of their limited-overs series against England, which begins tomorrow.
The Lankan players signed a 'tour contract' instead of taking the annual performance-based deal during the ODI series against Bangladesh last month.
When the Lankans return from their tour of England, it will be interesting to see what kind of solution the board and the players come up with.