If the latest media reports are to be believed, Angelo Mathews is about to call time on his international career very soon. The player is currently contemplating it and will take a decision on it in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile he has also informed about the development to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), state reports.
It is worth noting that Mathews was also among the top Sri Lankan cricketers who had recently refused to sign central contracts citing lack of transparency in the method through which categories of the contracts have been allocated. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's aim to prepare a young squad ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup could be just another reason for Mathews thinking of putting an end to his career at the highest level.
30 Sri Lankan players shortlisted for white-ball series against India sign tour contracts
The Sri Lankan players refusing to sign central contracts for 2021-22 season has been a long-standing issue for the country's cricket board. Recent media reports stated that SLC has kept July 8 as the deadline for the contract controversy to be resolved. Now, a fresh media report claims that a total of 30 Sri Lankan players, who have been short-listed to play against India in the limited-overs series, have signed tour contracts.
“The impasse relating to contracts is over after 30 shortlisted for India series including those who toured England signed tour contracts making themselves available for series. Would be interesting to see what happens now on. Some promising young players may have burned bridges.” NewsWire quoted sports journalist Rex Clementine.