The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has awarded contracts to 20 national players players and 15 emerging players for six and three months respectively. While the national players will be provided an additional monthly allowance, the emerging players will have fixed monthly rate and an attendance allowance.
After a bitter tour down under, the Sri Lanka Cricket board has some welcoming news for its women cricketers. On Sunday (October 27), the SLC announced contracts for the women players of the country. The contract is broadly divided into two categories : National and Emerging players. While 20 have been awarded with national player contracts for six months, 15 have bagged the emerging player contract for three months.
Furthermore, the national players are grouped into four categories. Chamari Athapaththu, Shashikala Siriwardene and Inoka Ranaweera have been put in Group A category while Group B and Group D have five players each with seven players placed in Group C. The emerging players will have a fixed monthly rate and an attendance allowance.
"The 'contracted' players were nominated by the National Women's Selection Committee, based on the performance, availability and future requirements. National cricketers are also given an additional monthly allowance to purchase supplements," SLC said in a release.
The press release, however, does not mention how much each category will be paid. While Sri Lanka failed to win a single match in their recently concluded Australia tour, Athapaththu starred for the visitors and scored a century in the first T20I and the third ODI.