Sri Lanka Cricket and players end contract dispute

Jayasuriya met the players after a Saturday deadline passed with Sri Lanka's 23 international players failing to enter into employment agreements with SLC.

updated: March 04, 2013 09:21 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lanka's national cricketers dropped a controversial pay demand on Sunday, clearing the way for them to play against Bangladesh in a forthcoming series, a senior official said.

Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said he held talks with the rebellious players who agreed to the conditions offered by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and would be available for selection for the first Test starting March 8.

"The players agreed to sign the contracts," Jayasuriya told AFP after meeting the players in Colombo. "There is no question of higher pay or anything like that. We all agreed that we must put country first before anything else."

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