To stem exodus, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issues new guidelines for retiring players

The guidelines have been issued by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in its bid to stop premature retirement of players and their exodus to lucrative T20 domestic leagues.

As per the guidelines, the players also need to play at least 80 per cent of domestic matches in a season to be eligible to feature in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

SLC’s decision came after Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced their retirement.

Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka retires from Test cricket at 30

While Gunathilaka quit Test cricket, Rajapaksa retired from all forms of international cricket.

“National players who intend to retire from national cricket should provide three months’ notice to Sri Lanka cricket of their intention to retire,” the SLC said in a statement on Saturday (January 8).

“Retired national players who wish to obtain ‘No Objection Certificates’ (NOCs) to play in overseas franchise leagues will only be issued to such players who have completed six months of their effective date of retirement.

“Retired national players will be considered eligible for local leagues such as the LPL, only if they have played 80% of matches in the domestic cricket competitions conducted in the season prior to the conducting of the league,” it added.

It has been understood that a concerned SLC issued the updated guidelines as it feels that many players may consider international retirement in the wake of new mandatory fitness requirements.

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