Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Director of Cricket Tom Moody said that Sri Lanka has to undergo new player contract changes if they want to move forward as a cricketing nation and compete with the rest of the world.
“There was a lot of work done in exploring, on how other cricket boards around the world go through this process and a lot of information was brought into what we come up with which is in Sri Lanka’s contract system for this year moving forward,” said Moody.
“We are trying to do a very transparent and consistent process – the three selectors and head coach have got all the information and it’s a thorough and a fair system for all the players, not only the senior players but all who are going to represent Sri Lanka in the year.”
“This was not made out of thin air but by thorough research, looking at other countries and their examples of how they contract their players,” he stressed.
“We’ve put together what we thought was the best, most effective and fair system for Sri Lanka.”
“I think this player (contract) shouldn’t be the reason for the player to be playing cricket, I am sure it is for the passion they have. The contract gives them some security for the future.”
“As past players we are happy to see the present players build a career out of sport, that’s why we have made it an incentive based contract,” he concluded.