Sri Lanka Cricket Board has issued some new guidelines on Sunday concerning the retirement of Sri Lankan players. The Sri Lankan players who are want to retire from international cricket will need to provide three months notice period before retiring. As per the latest updates. Moreover, the player provided three months notice period required to wait for six months post-retirement. To obtain NOC for participating in overseas franchise tournaments.
On the other hand, the players are also required to play at least 80% of their domestic matches in a single season to be eligible to participate in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), according to the guidelines.
Srilanka Cricket (SLC) has issued the guidelines to stop the premature retirement of players. The decision of SLC comes after Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Danuskha Gunathilaka announced their retirement from international cricket in recent days.
On Saturday SLC has said in a statement that “National players who intend to retire national cricket should provide three notice” notice to SriLanka cricket of their intention to retire”.
The reason behind the new guidelines issued by the Sri Lankan Cricket board. That several players are taking retirement decisions from International cricket because of the new mandatory fitness requirements by the board.
The board further added “Retired national players who wish to obtain ‘No Objection Certificate (NOCs) to play overseas franchise leagues. which will be issued only to such players who have completed six months If their effective date of retirement.
“Retired national will be considered eligible for Local leagues such as LPL, only if they have played 80% of matches in the domestic cricket competition conducted in the season prior to the conducting of the league”.