Minister of Youth & Sports Namal Rajapaksa has tweeted that Sri Lanka national cricketers must put the country first and not compensation.
“Disappointed that #SLC players & @OfficialSLC haven’t succeeded in reaching consensus on new player contracts. Motivating our players through competitive compensation is important but should not be the deciding factor to represent country. Players should always put #countryfirst.” Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.
National cricketers had refused new contract signing asking the administrators to be transparent, disclose how the players were graded with regard to the new contracts while they have offered to play without any pay for the upcoming tours until the contract signing matter is resolved.