(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Following the sudden announcement of national cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s decision to retire from international cricket, the Sri Lanka Cricket has taken a number of decisions on national players who intend to retire from national cricket.
The executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at a meeting held on the 7th of January 2022 took the following decisions in respect of players that have retired and/or intend to retire from national cricket.
1. National players who intend to retire from national cricket should provide three months’ notice to Sri Lanka cricket of their intention to retire.
2. 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.
3. 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.
The above decisions are to take effect immediately.