Player contracts for the current year

Selectors have approved national player contracts for twenty players and have awarded them ranging to six different categories. The rest of the player contracts will be awarded, after the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s “A” tour to Australia.

We append below details of the Six player categories & Names


Category 1

Kumar Sangakkara

Muttiah Muralitharan

Mahela Jayawardana

Thillekaratne Dilshan

Thilan Samaraweera


Category2

Nuwan Kulasekera


Category3

Angelo Mathews


Category4

Upul Tharanga

Thilan Thushara

Rangana Hearth

Prasana Jayawardana

Ajantha Mendis

Chamara Kapugedera

Lasith Malinga

Thilina Kandamby


Category 5

Dilhara Fernando

Chanaka Welegedera

Tharanga Paranavithana


Category6

Suraj Randiv

Dinesh Chandimal

  • kannan

    hi SL cricket taem.

  • Praveen

    Lasith Malinga should probably be included to Category 2 along with Nuwan Kulasekara. He has performed well consistently for the last 18 months. Thus he deserves to be ranked at top.

  • Dasun

    I think, This should be Current Sri lanka A ODI Cricket Team
    U. Tharanga
    L. Thirimanna
    K. Silva (wk)
    T. Kandamby(C)
    C. Kapugedara
    Thisara Perera
    F. Maharoof
    K. Lokuarachhi
    M. Bandara
    T. Thushara
    N. Kulasekara
    J. Kulathunga
    M. Siriwardane
    A. Mendis
    D. Prasad

  • Dasun

    This should be Current Sri lanka ODI Team
    T.M. Dilshan
    D. Chandimal
    Sangakkara(C)
    M. Jayawardena
    T. Samaraweera
    Chamara Silva
    A. Mathews
    Jeevan Mendis
    S. Randiv
    Chaminda Vass
    Lasith Malinga
    M. Warnapura
    C. Jayasinghe
    M. Muralideran
    C. Welagedara

  • fh

    Tissara & Jeevan should be there
    otherwise its ok

  • Neil from Australia

    what about munaweera he is the best batsman in inter provincial 4 day tournament scored over 400 runs vth 2×100 & 1×50 SR99.29 & AV 60.14 his 1st tour to Australia vth A side and played only 2 matches.he is going for quick runs as he could do. I wish him all the best 4 his future cricket

  • Dushan Srimantha

    Also you have forgoten “Tissara Perera”,, Are u sure.. that you have selected correctly? 20 is not enough. No this is a miracle. Players always perform well, but there is no any chance for sootable players.. Please recorrect this.! Other wise we all would be POOR..!!

    YOU WOULD BE RICH TLLL SRI LANKAN PEOPLE WATCH MATCHES,, BUT ONE DAY YOU ALL WILL HAVE TO GET OUT..!!

    TRUETH IS TO COME..!! Wait and see…!!!

  • Dushan Srimantha

    What about “Jeewan Mendis & Chamara Silva”..!! Did you forget them.. Remember this.., You must give few chances for good players,, You have forgoten ‘Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Mahela Udawatte and many others also,, You are not happy while they perform well, after the loes, you refuse them..! What a selfish activity,, Sri Lanka Cricket never rais,, no one can build it, because everyone works according to politician’s ideas..!!
    Thank you..!! All the best…!!!

  • nipun

    this new contract is not good.previuosly we had over 50 contracted players(sl A,development squad) now it is reduce to 20.giving money to those who have money and reducing payments for poor guys.this is unfair!

  • CKfromBrisbane

    We need some good pace bowlers. The new comers are good and they have got the energy to play. DILHARA IN NOT UP TO STANDARD AGAISNT BETTER TEAM LIKE AUSTRALIA OR INDIA. In Australia he fails all the time and selectors keep sending him Australia despite his failures. Thisara perera is fearless and has got all the energy to become an all-rounder. Where is he?

  • Mr. Cricket

    Chamara Silva and Jeevan Mendis truly deserves….

  • Anu Perera

    Chamara Silva needs another chance at the top team after what he has done to the Aus A team in Brisbane. I was there and he deserves a spot.

  • David Hutchinson

    I just wanted to pass a comment on the Sri Lankan A cricket side. I am an Australian Cricket fan and I had a chance to watch your players yesterday and seeing them for the first time; I was impressed with the skills that they offered during the day. Their ground feilding was good as well as thier bowling. I look forward to their Austrlian Tour and hope that they do well.

    Thanks