Sri Lanka Cricket – SLC Elections: Mr. Shammi Silva was elected uncontested as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket for the 2021 to 2023 period, during the Sri Lanka Cricket Elections held this morning. The decision was declared by the Election Committee of SLC.
Mr. Silva’s election marks his 2nd term in office as the President of SLC.
“I am thankful for the membership for electing me uncontested as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket,’ said Mr. Shammi Silva, President-Elect, SLC.
Sri Lanka Cricket – SLC Elections: Shammi’s first big challenge will be conducting the limited-overs series (3 ODIs and 3 T20Is) against India in July.
Earlier on Wednesday, SLC announced a five-point grading system to offer retainer packages for its contracted cricketers.
Talisman batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella secured top-tier ‘A1’ central contracts worth USD 100,000 for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka men’s team arrived in Dhaka on May 16, and then the side completed a three-day quarantine ahead of the ODI series against Bangladesh.
After the conclusion of the ODI series on May 28, the Sri Lankan team will depart on the following day. This will be Bangladesh’s third ODI series within the ICC’s World Cup qualifying campaign. They are currently in sixth place after defeating West Indies 3-0 at home in January.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh recently played a two-match Test series, which was won by the former. Sri Lanka had defeated Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test, while the first ended in a draw.
SLC Player Contracts Grades Breakdown:
A1 (USD 100,000): Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella
A2 (USD 80,000): Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews
A3 (USD 70,000): Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne
B1 (USD 65,000): Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka
B2 (USD 60,000): Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Embuldeniya
B3 (USD 55,000): Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne
C1 (USD 50,000): Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha
C2 (USD 45,000): Dinesh Chandimal, Lakshan Sandakan
C3 (USD 40,000): Vishwa Fernando, Isuru Udana
D1 (USD 35,000): Ramesh Mendis, Oshada Fernando
D2 (USD 30,000): Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara
D3 (USD 25,000): Ashen Bandara, Akila Dananjaya
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