Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that the country's cricketers maydecide against taking part inthe inaugural season of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) if the Sri Lanka boarddoesn't 'settle' the players' central contracts.
"We will only sign SLPL contracts once the central contracts of Sri Lanka players are settled," Jayawardene said at the launch of the SLPL. "We discussed it about a month ago, before the Pakistan tour. I hope we can sort it out within the next few days."
The players and board have been negotiating contracts since March this year, and this issue follows the saga of delay in player payments.
SLC had announced a list of 107 local players and 56 overseas players for the first edition of the SLPL, which is set to start on August 10. Jayawardene is part of the Wayamba franchise.