Sri Lanka Cricket: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera bag top contracts as 18 players sign National Contracts

Sri Lanka Cricket Contract: Sri Lanka cricketers Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Perera earned top contracts in the latest national contracts by SLC. The new contract will be for a 05 month period and will end on the 31st December 2021. The players signed the contracts without deviation from the contracts offered previously, which were formulated by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Technical Advisory Committee.

The players were chosen under four categories and were nominated by the Selection Panel, based on a set of criteria such as Performance, Fitness, Leadership/Seniority, Professionalism/Code of Conduct, and Future/Adaptability. The criteria and the allocation of points to individual players were shared among the players before they signed the contracts.

Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews, who was among the players offered a contract was not considered. He is currently unavailable for selection, whilst Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis are serving a ban.

Sri Lanka Cricket Contract: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera bag top contracts as 18 players sign National Contracts

GRADE A1: Dhananjaya de Silva

GRADE A2: Kusal Perera

GRADE A3: Dimuth Karunaratne

GRADE B1: Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka

GRADE B2: Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Embuldeniya

GRADE B3: Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne

GRADE C1: Dushmantha Chameera

GRADE C2: Dinesh Chandimal, Lakshan Sandakan

GRADE C3: Vishwa Fernando

GRADE D1: Oshada Fernando, Ramesh Mendis

GRADE D2: Lahiru Kumara

GRADE D3: Ashen Bandara, Akila Dananjaya

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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has announced a 30-men probable for the upcoming limited-overs series against South Africa.

30-man squad for South Africa ODI and T20 series: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Banuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Sahan Aarchchige, Lahiru Madushanka (Subject to fitness), Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Mahesh Theekshana, Pulina Tharanga, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Ishan Jayaratne, Dananjaya Lakshan, Shiran Fernando.

Sri Lanka Cricket Contract: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera bag top contracts as 18 players sign National Contracts

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