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Sri Lankan cricketers led by Angelo Mathews were expected to sign their annual contracts after clearing certain sticking points over some clauses which had been a bone of contention.

The players had earlier refused to sign claiming that their contract payments had been reduced and wanted a ten percent share of the money received by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) from global events which they contest.

Players had conveyed to SLC that the previous administration had agreed in 2014 to pay them the ten per cent revenue from global events.

Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva said that the players had sorted out the matter with them and would be signing their contracts ahead of the tour of Zimbabwe which begins later this month.

According to the new contracts, players would be paid incentives and bonuses for performance and victories on the field while a good number of players who did not benefit with contracts in the past would benefit from the scheme.

The issue is nothing new to Sri Lankan cricket followers who have always seen the players stage a revolt only to eventually fall in line with their pay masters for fear that they could lose what is already at hand.