COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Tuesday that it will raise the wages of all its contracted players by 34% in 2018-19, courtesy a record financial year for the board. Besides this, their match fees will also be hiked across all formats.

“Since Sri Lanka Cricket has made good financial gains during the concluded financial year, we thought it is appropriate to give a pay raise for the players, as they are making a major contribution towards the growth of Sri Lanka Cricket,” SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said.