Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salaries 2017-18

The Srilankan Cricket Team has produced exceptional talented Cricket Players to the World. The Players that will be remembered by every single Cricket admirer namely the Batting Legend Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Whereas the Sri Lankan bowling champs Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, and Rangana Herath are some of the dominating bowlers witnessed in the Cricket World. However, the Success story also lies in the Board of Cricket Council of Sri Lanka (BCCSL) who pays handsomely to the dedicated Deserving performers for their country. So let’s have a look at Sri Lanka cricket players salaries for 2017-18.

Known as the Underdogs of the Cricket World Sri Lanka bounced in the winning ways since 1990’s winning the 1996 Cricket World Cup. While they are the most consistent team in past decade to reach the 2007 and 2011 Final as a Runner-up. Sri Lankan Cricket Team is also a Runner-up in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2009 and 2012. The Lankan Lions have also won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. Also Read: Bangladesh Cricket Players Salaries

Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salaries

However, Till August 2016 the Lankans hold the World Record of Highest Total record in all the three formats of the games. While ODI record is recently broken by England as well as t20 record is broken by Australia. Test Match record remains. Here we present you Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salaries 2016/17.

Sri Lanka Cricket Players Salaries 2017-18

The Primary Players salary Contract provided by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has increased from the previous year. However, Sri Lanka Team management has ensured to give performance bonus which will which might motivate the Sri Lankan players to perform well.

There is five categorization in the Central Board of Cricket Council of Sri Lanka (BCCSL) pay scale which provides a maximum annual payout base salary of around $125,000 a year followed by $80,000 for category 2, $60,000 for category 3, $40,000 for category 4 and last but not the least $20,000 for category 5. Below is the categories of Sri Lanka cricket players salaries 2016/17 contract.

Sri Lanka Cricket Central Contracts
Categories Retainer Fee Test Fee ODI Fee T20 FEE
Category 1 $125,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,000
Category 2 $80,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,000
Category 3 $60,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,000
Category 4 $40,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,000
Category 5 $20,000 $5,000 $3,000 $2,000

The new system focuses more on performances related bonuses and although the deal is yet to be signed by Sri Lanka cricketers, local reports suggest both parties SLC and players association has already verbally agreed on the deal. According to new deal 33% of total board’s income will be distributed in players salaries.

  1. If Sri Lanka wins the Test Match every Individual player to get Double Match Fee.
  2. If an Individual scores a Century or takes a 10 wicket haul in the Test Match, the player will be rewarded with $5,000 by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board as performance bonus
  3.  Individual taking a 5 wicket haul or scores a Century in ODI gets rewarded with $5,000
  4. Taking 5 wickets haul also scoring a Half Century in the t20 format will be rewarded as $2,500 for the performed

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