Big update on ENG vs SL 2021 Tour.
Sri Lanka’s men’s cricketers have agreed to tour England uncontracted after Sri Lanka Cricket committed to revealing specifics about the player evaluations that form the basis of the board’s new proposed contract scheme.
“This is the transparency the players had been requesting from the outset,” the players’ lawyer Nishan Premathiratne told ESPNcricinfo. “They will play this tour without signing any contract. Although They have signed a voluntary declaration, there’s nothing there about player remuneration. Players have always been committed to playing for Sri Lanka.”
In any case, the larger issue around contracts remains unsolved – the players likely to make further requests even after they receive their individual evaluation scores upon returning from England. For now, though, a crisis has been averted, and Sri Lanka will fulfil their tour obligations.
Current Proposal From Board to Players:-
The technical committee is also unmoved on another of the players’ requests: that performance and fitness be the only two categories on which they are evaluated for contracts purposes. As per the proposed new scheme, performance and fitness are the two main criteria, together comprising 70% of each player’s overall mark (50% for performance, 20% for fitness). But the proposed scheme also accords 10% each for leadership, professionalism, and future potential/adaptability.
ENG vs SL 2021 Schedule:-
Sri Lanka are due to leave for the tour on Tuesday evening. Following quarantine, they will play three T20 internationals and three ODIs against England – the first of those games scheduled for June 23.