Sri Lanka National Cricket Team Players Salaries & Match Fees 2019

Posted on January 07, 2019, 5:14 pm
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Sri Lanka Cricket team is one of the most successful cricket team in the world from year to year. The players of Sri Lanka cricket team are more optimistic in winning any series of the tournament and the cricket world cup. Sri Lanka Cricket team players salaries hiked after earning a huge profit of 2.2 billion rupees from the year of 2017.

Sri Lanka cricket board increases the salaries of the national team players by 34 percent for the 2019 season. 33 players are awarded for the new contracts.

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Though the performance and achievement of the players are not so consistent; the Sri Lanka Cricket Board pays higher salaries to the team players in a retained and per match basis.

Sri Lanka Cricket Team Players Salaries 2019

Sri Lanka cricket board follow the five types of contracts categories for the Cricket Team players those are-

  1. Category-A,
  2. Category-B,
  3. Category-C,
  4. Category-D and
  5. Premier contracts.

Players Category-A

In this first category, the players are paid more than that of the other categories. The most experienced and senior players are enlisted in this category. With the consistent performance in a couple of years, any player can be promoted in this category.

In this category, the players are-

  • Angelo Mathews,
  • Dinesh Chandimal,
  • Rangana Herath, S
  • Suranga Lakmal and
  • Dimuth Karunaratne.
  • Retainer fee for A category is $509,000.

Players Category-B

In this category, SLC enlisted only 2 players. The B category players are somehow less consistent in their performance and not enough senior as well.

The players are-

  • Upul Tharanga and
  • Dilruwan Perera.
  • Retainer fee for B category is $268,000.

Players Category-C

The C Category players are of inconsistent in playing for a year. Their performance level is not well enough to exist in the upper category.

  • Kusal Mendis,
  • Niroshan Dickwella,
  • Dananjaya De Silva,
  • Kusal Perera and
  • Thisara Perera.
  • Retainer fee for C category is $181,570.

Players Category-D

It includes the players who have played well in the recent past league or emerging young talent tournaments but might not be the first choice picks in any of the international formats.

  • Akila Dananjaya,
  • Dushmantha Chameera,
  • Asela Gunaratne,
  • Danushka Gunathilaka and
  • Nuwan Pradeep.
  • Retainer fee for D category is $91,740

Premier Category

The premier category players include

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama,
  • Roshen Silva,
  • Lahiru Thirimane,
  • Lahiru Gamage,
  • Vishwa Fernando,
  • Lakshan Sandakan,
  • Jeffery Vandersay,
  • Dilshan Munaweera.
  • Dasun Shanaka,
  • Kaushal Silva,
  •  Shehan Madushanka,
  • Lahiru Kumara,
  • Malintha Pushpakumara,
  • Amila Aponso,
  • Wanidu Hasaranga,
  • Isuru Udana.
  • Retainer fee for the premier category is $ 52,420

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  • Sri Lanka National Cricket Team Player Fees list of three formats 2018/19
  • Sri Lanka cricket board increases the salaries of the national team players by 34 percent for the 2018/19 season but the match fees for the three formats are as same.
Test Fee ODI Fee T20 FEE
$5000 $3000 $3000

Sri Lanka Cricket Team Players Salaries 2017/18

 Player Name Retainer Fee Test Fee ODI Fee T-20 FEE
Upul Tharanga (C) $380,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Dinesh Chandimal (c) $380,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Niroshan Dickwella (WK) $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Chamara Kapugedera $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Nuwan Pradeep $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Angelo Mathews $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Thisara Perera $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Sachithra Senanayake $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Dhananjaya de Silva $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Shehan Jayasuriya $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Seekkuge Prasanna $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Vishwa Fernando $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Akila Dananjaya $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Lasith Malinga $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Kusal Mendis $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Suranga Lakmal $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Thisara Perera $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Lahiru Thirimanne $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Mahela Udawatte $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Roshen Silva $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000
Lahiru Gamage $200,000 $5000 $3000 $3000
Dilshan Munaweera $135,550 $5000 $3000 $3000

Sri Lankan Players Extra earnings Source

Like any other nations, Sri Lanka National cricket team player salaries, players are paid extra bonus money for the winning of any ICC or Champions trophy in any series. As for example, the players get an extra bonus for achieving any international tournament trophy and bonus for winning in the hard game.

When a bowler got five wickets in a single innings he will be paid extra bonus with his match fee amount. Like this, when a batsman scored a hundred in an innings he will be paid for an extra bonus as compared with the match fee.

Sri Lanka National cricket team player salaries are higher in comparing with their achievements. The players are also awarded for their best performance in the match. Their consistent performance has made them one of the best cricket team in the world for a long time.

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