In a surprising move, the Sri Lanka Cricket board (SLC) has decided to offer only 6 month contracts contracts to its women cricketers. The SLC handed over contracts on Tuesday to 20 national women cricketers along with 15 emerging women players for just six months. SLC also refused to divulge the commercial values of the contracts given to the women cricketers.
The national players were handed contracts under four categories – A, B, C and D, while the emerging cricketers were offered a fixed monthly rate and an attendance allowance.
All the contracted players were nominated by the National Women’s Selection Committee, on the basis of their performances and availability. With senior player Shashikala Siriwardene recently retired, only skipper Chamari Athapaththu has been named in the A category.
Group B – Anushka Sanjeewani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Nilakshi De Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi
Group C – Dilani Manodara, Prasadini Weerakkody, Kavisha Dilhari
Group D – Ama Kanchana, Imalka Mendis, Inoshi Fernando, Achini Kulasooriya, Hansima Karunaratne, Madushika Meththananda, Umesha Thimashini, Sathya Sandeepani
The BCCI latest contracts run from October 2019 to September 2020.
Grade A (Rs 50 lakh): Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav.