Some of the cricketers preparing to leave the country have been part of the national team, while some are also first class cricketers.
The days of Sri Lankan cricket are not going well at the moment. After the 2–0 sweep at the hands of England in the Test series on their own land, now many Sri Lankan cricketers are expected to leave the country. Many Sri Lankan players are considering leaving cricket for their country and moving to the US, which has created an uproar in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Many Sri Lankan seniors and domestic cricketers are considering leaving the country and settling in the US, where they can play for American cricket due to lack of proper opportunities in the team and salary cuts. Among these players are the names of at least 15 players, including Upul Tharanga and Dushmant Chameera, who are preparing to move to the US by next month.
According to a report by The Sri Lankan newspaper ‘ The Morning ‘, these cricketers are frustrated with not getting the right opportunities in their country and financially good support and are looking for new options. After all-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya’s decision to go to America last month, now other cricketers have also decided to follow this path. This situation has put Sri Lankan cricket in trouble.
15 players including Upul Tharanga will go to America
According to the report, national team and first class cricket players like Sri Lanka’s senior opener Upul Tharanga, fast bowler Dushmant Chameera, Amila Aponso, Malinda Pushpakumara, Dilshan Munvira, Lahiru Madhushanka, Manoj Saratchandra and Nishan Peris have made up their mind to go to America. These players will leave cricket in their country and go to America by March.
Future is not good in sri lanka
A cricketer who is preparing to go to America has said that there is no future for him in the country and hence he is going to America, who is trying to create a new team by joining cricketers from different countries of the world. According to this player, “After the recent decision of the Cricket Board to reduce the money and not to increase our contract (second-rate players) again, many players are planning to leave.” At least 50 thousand dollars or about 97 lakh Sri Lankan rupees are given there annually. There will be a migration of players on a large level. There is no good future for us in Sri Lanka. “