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Lanka national cricketers not paid since World Cup

October 27, 2011 - Colombo

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that the national cricketers have not been paid their salaries for months.

About 100 contracted players are not paid since Sri Lanka co-hosted the World Cup together with India and Bangladesh.

The capital expenditure on the recent World Cup left the country's richest sports body facing a sizeable debt, reports the BBC.

There are also doubts whether the SLC would be able to pay salaries in the next two months.

"There is a truth in those media reports to a certain extent," SLC chairman Upali Dharmadasa told BBC Sinhala.

But he said efforts are being made to make the payments as soon as the SLC receives the remaining payments from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for hosting the World Cup.

"The ICC still owes us four to million dollars," he added.


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