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Sri Lanka Cricket players salary, Rules, Central Contract 2021-22, Highest Paid Cricketers

Sri Lanka cricket team is one of the most successful teams in cricket. The has been rolling in the matches like ODI and T20 series. Sri Lanka cricket recently announces an important decision where the salary payment of the cricketers will be cut down by 35%. Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salary 2021-22: Central Contract, Highest Paid Cricket Players of Sri Lanka.

There was an increase in the salaries of the players but unfortunately, with the covid-19 pandemic hitting the nation the board had to take this decision to cut down the salaries of the players.

There are five categories A,B,C,D, Premier which divides the total of 30 players for the 2021/2022 new contract.

Sri Lanka has the best cricket team for the nation who the deserving, hard-working, and talented players. However, initially, the players of the team rejected to accept the cut down in salaries.

Under the divided categories A, B, C, D, Premier the category ‘A’ player will be earning the highest salary. Sub-categories further divide categories into three parts Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3.

Even after there is a cut down in the salaries of the cricketers in the Sri Lankan team their players will be receiving the salaries on their performances in the upcoming matches. Also, Check here Indian Cricket Players Salary by Central Contract.

Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salary 2021-22: Central Contract, Highest Paid
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Sri Lanka Cricket Players Categorization

There is a categorization of the players into five categories namely A, B, C, D, Premier. The salary pay of all these players is divided into different sections. Take a look at the players into different categories according to the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.

Here is a list of tentative categorization of the players in to various categories. The official announcement regarding the same is pending.

Category A:

Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Ragana Herath. Suranga Lakmal

Category B

Dilruwan Perera, Upul Tharanga

Category C

Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Dananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella.

Category D

Akila Danajaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Danushka Gunathialaka, Dushmantha Chameera.


Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilshan Munaweera, Isuru Udana, Roshen Silva, Lahiru Thirimane, Wanidu Hasaranga, Amila Aponso, Malintha Pushpakumara, Shehan Madushanka, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffery Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan.

Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salary 2021-22

The salary packages of the Sri Lankan players are yet to be out as the per revise cut in the salary by 35%. The official announcement regarding the salary package’s exact amount and the agreement for the year 2021/2022 are yet to be announced.

Check out the tentative list of the salaries of the players for 2021/2022. However, the official announcement from the board is yet to be out.

All the figures represented in the table are in dollars.

A and B Players Salary

Rangana Herath75005500350080000A
Angelo Mathews75005500350080000A
Dinesh Chandimal75005500350080000A
Suranga Lakhma75005500350060000A
Dilruwan Perera75005500350065000B
Upul Tharanga75005500350065000B

C Players Salary

Kusal Mendis75005500350035000C
Thisara Perera75005500350035000C
Dananjaya De
Kusal Janith75005500350035000C
Niroshan Dickwellla75005500350035000C

D Category Salary

Roshen Silva75005500350025000D
Laihru Thirimanne75005500350025000D
Lakshan Sandakan75005500350025000D
Dilshan Munaweera75005500350025000D
Isuru Udana75005500350025000D
Vishwa Feranando75005500350025000D
Nuwan Pradeep75005500350035000D
Asela Gunaratne75005500350035000D
Kaushal Silva75005500350035000D
Danushka Gunatilleka75005500350035000D
Dushmantha Chameera75005500350035000D
Lahiru Gamage75005500350025000D
Kaushal Silva75005500350025000D

Sri Lankan cricket board announces the 34% hike in the salaries of the players in 2017. There was a huge increase in the salaries of the players. The fess for the ODI matches went from $3000 to $5000. The T20 matches fees were $3500. The fees for the test matches were $7500.

Sri Lanka Cricket Players Match Bonus

The players of Sri Lanka receive a match bonus after every gameplay like other cricket boards offer. These bonuses are offered to the players who score the century, take five wickets, man of the match, and other positions.

Cricket boards pays these players with the 25% of the prize money.

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