Malinga signs $100,000 contract with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga, who is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has been placed in the top bracket of $100,000 in the central contracts announced by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) here.
The fast bowler figures along side Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera in the central contracts, that will come into effect from June this year.
Malinga, however, will be only entitled to $40,000 as his appearance would be limited to the Twenty20 and one-day cricket.
The 28-year-old had earlier last year announced his retirement from the longer version of the game, blaming the SLC for failing to renew his contract.
Malinga, who is said to be on a $1.1 million contract with Mumbai Indians in the IPL, had last month hinted that he may not sign up with the SLC, though, he would continue to make himself available for national selections.
The category-2 of central contracts figures Nuwan Kulasekara, Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath and Upul Tharanga, while category-3 is limited to wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene.
Tharanga Paranavitana, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal are in category-4 followed by Dilhara Fernando, Chanaka Welegedara and Thisara Perera in category-5.
Chamara Kapugedera, Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been placed at the bottom of the pedestal.
Give me half of your salary for me!!
Will those spending help to reduce the price of Food items in srilanka…?
thinking only Himself not think Mother country, First dont froget Past Malinga
My dear fans Srilanka does not need Malinga,only to play one day games,why do not give a chance to a young player who can get an experience to play for the future srilankan team…We
all the srilankan cricket fans watched the last Australian tour and remember how he bowled the entire tour…
My dear Pillayan. Malinga is one of the best in the short form of the game. His action puts a lot of stress on his body so he has opted to play the shorter version. Malinga is not the only player in the world whos has opted to play the short form of the game. So don’t go making assuptions that he is beeing delfish. He has a great talent that will make him a lot of money and he has to look after him self because no one will.
Hi Amden I see these comments about the food prices beeing so high and all the sad stories about the hardships of the general public in Sri lanka. If they stop spending so much money on alchohol and cigarettes they may be able to buy food. I am sure that you are aware that Sri Lanka is ranked as one of the highest nations in the world for alchohol consumption.
If this govt honestly want welfare of people then why this govt itself can’t stop selling cigarettes & alcohol instead having high profit of it while letting people to suffer…?
Now people use more alcohol as food price go up..