Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has introduced the checklist of centrally contracted gamers for the upcoming 12 months 2022-2023 and it consists of 19 gamers grouped in numerous classes. In keeping with SLC CEO Ashley de Silva, all of the cricketers have signed contracts, not like final 12 months when the gamers had raised queries about being provided a performance-based contract. Along with that, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board had additionally raised the benchmark for health ranges which wasn’t welcomed as nicely final 12 months.

Coming again to the central contracts, the gamers have been grouped into 5 classes, starting from A1 to C2. Alternatively, there’s a separate class for the home gamers. As anticipated, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Kusal Mendis have been positioned within the C2 class after they have been banned for a number of months final 12 months for breaking the bio-bubble restrictions in the course of the tour of England.

The topmost class, A1 consists of simply the 4 gamers, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, and Wanindu Hasaranga. Whereas Chameera and Hasaranga have been part of all of the three codecs, De Silva has been out and in of the limited-overs facet regardless of being a daily within the Take a look at line-up. Karunaratne is among the many prime Take a look at batters going round on this planet in the intervening time and the Sri Lankan Take a look at skipper has been within the type of his life, scoring a century in India not too long ago.

Right here’s the checklist of centrally contracted gamers from Sri Lanka

A1 – Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, and Wanindu Hasaranga.

B1 – Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews.

B2 – Lasith Embuldeniya, Ramesh Mendis, Charith Asalanka

C1 – Vishwa Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne.

Home Gamers – Praveen Jayawickrama, Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lakshan Sandakan, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Minod Bhanuka, Kamindu Mendis.

C2 – Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Kusal Mendis.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka are set to tour Bangladesh for a two-match Take a look at collection within the month of Might this 12 months and the fixtures shall be a part of the World Take a look at Championship cycle 2021-23.

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