Angelo Mathews misses out on contract signing. Due to unavailable for selection Sri Lanka deal that ends of 2021. Sri Lanka Cricket has named their 18-man list. For the National Player Contracts which came into impact from August 1.
However, the All-rounder cricket athlete Angelo Mathews. It is along with three suspended players. Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis. Also, they have not been named. In Sri Lanka Cricket’s list of 18 players advertised national contracts on Friday.
The national contracts will be for a term of five months. In other words, it will last till 31 December 2021. In addition, on the contracts, an articulation by the board read.
Sri Lanka Cricket players
“The cricket athletes signed the contracts without any deviation from the contracts. After that, they advertised already, which it defines by Sri Lanka Cricket. In addition, they are beside the Technical Advisory Committee.
The players were chosen under four categories. And they are assigning by the Selection Panel. This is based on a set of criteria such as Performance, Wellness, Leadership, and Seniority.
As well as the Professionalism/Code of Conduct, and Future/Adaptability. The criteria and the assignment of points to individual players. They were shared among the players before they signed the contracts.
SLC clarified that Mathews was not qualified on the contracted players’ list. It’s because he is “currently unavailable for selection.”
“Angelo Mathews, who was among the players. Offered a contract was not considered, as he is currently unavailable for selection. Also, whilst Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella. Moreover, Kusal Mendis are currently serving a ban. Isuru Udana has retired from international cricket,” Sri Lanka Cricket said.
Therefore, they were sent domestic from England. Also, for breaching bio-bubble conventions in Durham. Moreover, these are Kusal Mendis, wicketkeeper Dickwella, and Gunathilaka.
Players who sign national contracts
- Dhananjaya De Silva
- Kusal Perera
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Suranga Lakmal
- Dasun Shanaka
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Lasith Embuldeniya
- Pathum Nissanka
- Lahiru Thirimanne
- Dushmantha Chameera
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Lakshan Sandakan
- Vishwa Fernando
- Oshada Fernando
- Ramesh Mendis
- Lahiru Kumara
- Ashen Bandara
- Lastly, Akila Dananjaya