Sri Lanka Cricket will provide contracts to over 100 domestic cricket players with an investment of Rs. 85 million for the 2017/2018 season, the cricket board announced today.
Accordingly, 103 players who took part in the Major Tournament 2016/2017 has been listed to be given annual player contracts, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a media release.
Among the players selected to be given new contracts for the year 2017/2018 season are 20 first class players who had performed at the highest level during the last season, 23 players under the emerging category to encourage them to perform well in the domestic tournaments, 29 players from the under 19 age group category, 14 former national players and 17 other players, who have represented Sri Lanka in the recent past, but were left out of the national contracts.
Apart from the above annual contacts given by Sri Lanka Cricket, all these players are entitled to normal financial assistance given by their respective clubs, the SLC said.