India might be touring Sri Lanka after a spot of 4 years and for Sri Lanka Cricket, it could not have come at a extra applicable time. With the board battling monetary and different disaster – together with participant contracts, bio-bubble breaches – the six matches which they’ll host towards India will remedy a number of the monetary worries.
President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Shammi Silva has knowledgeable that the board might be incomes an approximate quantity of $12 million for conducting six matches towards India – three ODIs and three T20Is, which comes out to be round a whopping 89.9 crore INR.
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“We had initially finalised to host three matches. However after some negotiations with the Indian Cricket Board, we managed to extend the matches to 6 which is able to allow us to boost a further $6 million in income. SLC will have the ability to present a big earnings to the nation with Sports activities Minister Namal Rajapaksa’s imaginative and prescient of constructing a powerful economic system by way of Sports activities,” Silva advised dailynews.lk.
With Covid-19 affecting cricket globally, a number of excursions have been both postponed or suspended and Sri Lanka Cricket was no totally different. Regardless of excursions getting cancelled, Silva talked about that the board didn’t let the pandemic have an effect on the salaries of gamers or any of the services that have been made out there to them.
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“We missed out on a number of excursions as scheduled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, but we didn’t cut back the month-to-month salaries and allowances of our cricketers. None of their services have been deducted both. Within the face of this case, the cricketers ought to give out their greatest show to the nation,” Silva identified.
India final toured Sri Lanka in 2017, the place they swept the hosts in all three codecs, taking the Take a look at collection 3-0, ODIs 5-0 and profitable the one-off T20I. Shikhar Dhawan, who might be main the crew towards Sri Lanka beginning Tuesday, was the main run-scorer within the Take a look at collection with 358 runs, whereas Virat Kohli amassed 330 runs within the ODIs.