SLPL players to be paid 50-percent upfront

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Last week, Andrew and I spoke with Tim May, CEO of FICA, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations on our show The Armchair Critics Podcast

Tim explained FICA's role in resolving last years Sri Lankan player's pay disputes, the inner workings of the SLPL contracts, the rise of domestic 2020 leagues and the lasting impact it is having on the international game.

Listen to the interview here


Damith Samarakoon and Andrew Fernando contribute editorial content to ESPNCricinfo when not running from the SLC.

Damith blogs regularly at and. You can follow him on twitter @theflyslip. Andrew is ESPNCricinfo's Sri Lankan Correspondent and you can follow him on twitter @andrewffernando

Neither of them have ever been gagged. Yet.


Anonymous's picture

"the lasting impact is it having on" ??

Fix that nah?

"FICAs role"

Should be FICA's role nah?

Damith Samarakoon's picture
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Anon - I dont understand your question?

The load of 2020 leagues are having an impact as it is cluttering the international calendar.

And its not FICAs job to fix that. Its the ICCs. FICA is just a player union. They have no power over scheduling.

If that is what you meant.

Eitherway - listen to the show and you will understand what that statement means..

(Last edited by Damith Samarakoon on August 7, 2012 - 23:19)
Anonymous's picture

I am talking about your grammar nah? If you expect us to read it then you should read what you type carefully too and check it before putting it here nah?

1. Change it from "is it" to "it is".

2. Where is the apostrophe in "Ficas"?

Lots of your articles have mistakes like this. I want to help you nah? Dont be angry with me.

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Don't worry I wasn't angry. Just confused.

Thanks for pointing it out. I just posted this in a hurry. Will keep a closer eye on it in future.

Cheers again.

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I edited this blog entry. Hopefully it's ok now.

Maybe I should hire you as my editor ? :) To keep in line with current SLC policies, I won't pay you. Or rather can't cuz I'm broke.

Feel free to let me know of any mistakes in future posts mate. Cheers.

(Last edited by Damith Samarakoon on August 22, 2012 - 19:37)

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