The problems of Sri Lankan cricket are not taking a diminishing name. Amidst the ongoing contract dispute, the now veteran of the team Ajelo Mathews has withdrawn from the limited overs series against India, citing personal reasons. The Sri Lanka Board announced ahead of its decision that 29 of the 30 players had signed the deal. Let us tell you that the 34-year-old Matthews was not part of the team that toured England recently.
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He last played a Test series against Bangladesh in April. Besides Matthews, Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been excluded from the current national contract. In the current contract with Sri Lanka Cricket, the top 24 players have been awarded contracts in four categories based on achievement. Six players have been awarded ‘A’ Class contracts, with an annual salary ranging from $ 70,000 to $ 100,000.
New twist in Sri Lanka cricket’s ongoing contract dispute, Angelo Mathews hints at retirement
Mathews recently wrote a letter to the Sri Lankan cricket administration saying he was considering retirement. He may announce his retirement in the next few days. Mathews has played 90 Tests, 218 ODIs and 78 T20Is for Sri Lanka. Together they have scored over 13,000 runs in all formats. If Mathews retires, it will be a big blow to the already troubled Sri Lanka Cricket Board.