The Sri Lankan team has suffered a big setback ahead of the three-match ODI and T20 series against India. Angelo Mathews, the veteran all-rounder, may announce his retirement from international cricket before the series begins. According to media sources, Mathews has alerted the Sri Lankan Cricket Board of the situation. They are enraged by the exclusion of prominent players from the board of directors.
Senior players, including Mathews, were dropped from the central contract
Some players recently received central contracts from the Sri Lankan board. Some senior players’ pay, including Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, and Dimuth Karunaratne, have been slashed as a result of this. The older players then refused to sign the deal. The board has announced a fresh selection policy yet again. According to this, more and more young players were being given opportunities in order for the team to be prepared for the T20 World Cup.
Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka’s fourth most successful skipper
In 2012, Matthews was named team captain. Sri Lanka played 156 matches, including ODIs, T20s, and Tests, while Mathews was captain. The team won 68 of these matches. At the same time, he had to deal with losing in 75 games. One match was a tie, and six others were drawn. Six matches yielded no results.