Sri Lanka Cricket has implemented 3 rules, effective immediately, for players who have retired or intend to retire from international cricket. A press release from the organization read as follows.
- Danushka Gunathilaka retires from Test Cricket
- Rajapaksa informs SLC of intention to retire
- Angelo Perera retires from International 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.
- National players who intend to retire from national cricket should provide three months’ notice to Sri Lanka cricket of their intention to retire.
- 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.
The above decisions are to take effect immediately.
A spate of cricketers have announced their retirements during the past 12 months, with Bhanuka Rajapakse, Angelo Perera and Danushka Gunathilake (Test only), being the lastest to do so last week.