PART 2 -POOR DECISION MAKING OF SLC-WRONG TIME TO BRING PAY DISPUTE – PLAYERS WERE DISTRACTED-PSYCHOLOGY STRENGTH DESTROYED
Posted on July 4th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE

2021 cricket calendar  is quite challenging for all teams.  Sri Lanka has a busy schedule  as well.   SLC  started cost cutting  at the wrong time with the wrong people, the players.  The cost cutting should have been undertaken without disturbing the morale of the professional players.  There are far too many pen-pushers at the cricket board, some of them hand picked by politicians and senior members of the Board.   There had been no attempt in the past 10 years to decrease the unproductive labour costs, instead steady rise in the numbers and pay deals had taken place.

Players contractual terms and conditions are debatable.  Their pay deals put under the microscope continuously, especially at times the teams rankings are downgraded by the ICC.   In a way, the players pay deals are measurable,  but unproductive labour costs of massive regiment of managerial and non managerial administrative work force remain at unaffordable levels.

SLC has spent substantial sum of money to engage overseas psychologists to maintain competitive mental strength of players.  Whilst psychologists were doing their part of role, the SLC  was acting like a bull in the China Shop of bringing the pay dispute to the forefront just before series of tournaments.

What was the objective of this issue taken up for review   at  wrong time. Was it to reduce labour costs of the Board   or to punish the players for poor performance. Punishing the players, who generate the funds for the Cricket Board was a wrong move.  At the same time, pay terms need to be rationale, competitive and must be adjusted in a transparent manner by reviewing the entire Labour Budget of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

 

 


Copyright © 2022 LankaWeb.com. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Wordpress