Sri Lankan cricketers have ended their battle against the authorities over signing of the contracts for the year 2012, an official said on Wednesday.”The contracts have been issued to the cricketers to obtain their signatures,” Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.The cricketers’ contracts were to have been signed before the end of March but delayed due to the disagreement over some of the conditions imposed by the SLC. As a result, since April the cricketers have been playing for the country without their contracts and their salaries, reports Xinhua.Speedy action to issue contracts came following Sri Lankan players threat to boycott country’s first premier league tournament, Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) which is to kick off August 11 with foreign participation.Sri Lanka, the 1996 cricket world champion, has faced many debacles since co-hosting 2011 Cricket World Cup during which the SLC ran into debts up to $70 million for building two international stadiums and renovating one.The SLC also had to borrow over $five million dollars from a state-owned bank to pay players’ salaries.The World T20 Championship runs from Sept 18 to Oct 7 in Sri Lanka.
LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leonard and the Raptors will have a few hours to enjoy it; the conference final begin Wednesday night in Milwaukee. In its only other conference final appearance, Toronto lost to LeBron James and Cleveland in six games in 2016.The Raptors are well aware of the challenge ahead.Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said the Bucks have been “pretty dominant” in winning eight of nine postseason games — including the past four straight.“They’ve got a lot of weapons and they’re pretty deep,” Lowry said. “They shoot the ball as well as anybody in the NBA and then they’ve got the one-man fast break in Giannis.”The Bucks beat the Raptors three times in four regular-season meetings. Lowry was injured when Toronto won 123-116 at Milwaukee on Jan.5.ADVERTISEMENT “We know we’ve got a tough task at hand,” Lowry said. “We have to prepare for it and get ready to go.”Toronto coach Nick Nurse said the Bucks present challenges his team hasn’t faced in eliminating Orlando and Philadelphia in the first two rounds.“It’s a little different style that we’re going to see,” Nurse said. “We’re going to have to adjust to that really quickly, obviously, and forget about how happy we are pretty quickly because it’s a hungry team. It’s a very deep team, a very good team. We’re going to have to continue to grow and we’re going to have to play better.”Leonard scored 41 points on 16-of-39 shooting in Game 7 against Philadelphia. He topped 30 points five times in the series and averaged 34.7 points overall.Nurse said Leonard has been playing at an “elite level” in the postseason. Toronto center Marc Gasol agrees with his coach.Leonard “can create a shot out of pretty much nothing,” Gasol said. “He’s a mismatch all around.”In Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have a similar matchup nightmare for Toronto.The Raptors will need contributions for everyone, including Lowry — who briefly left Game 7 because of a sprained left thumb but returned and played the entire second half.“I couldn’t really pass the ball and grip the ball, but that doesn’t matter,” Lowry said. “I’m fine.”Milwaukee has been resting since eliminating Boston in Game 5 on Wednesday. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final.While the Raptors won’t have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA’s highest-scoring offense.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Of course, Toronto will counter with Kawhi Leonard.He hit the game-winning buzzer-beater Sunday to help Toronto edge Philadelphia 92-90 in Game 7 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series, setting up a showdown between the East’s top teams during the regular season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeonard’s shot bounced around the rim four times before dropping through the basket.“It was great,” Leonard said. “That’s something I never experienced before, Game 7, a game-winning shot. It was a blessing to be able to get to that point and make that shot and feel that moment.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Toronto, which used only seven players on Sunday, will not practice Monday, giving players some extra rest.They may need it to derail the surging Bucks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ LATEST STORIES The NorthPort defense also forced TNT import Terrence Jones to his worst PBA game as the KaTropa slumped to their first loss in three outings and exposed all the weaknesses of their super import to the rest of the field.Coming into the game averaging 42 points and 18 rebounds, Jones showed a short fuse against the Batang Pier and wound up with just 17 and 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere were five players in twin digits for the Batang Pier, with Robert Bolick also coming off the bench to scatter 21 points and import Prince Ibeh more than holding his own against Jones with 18 points and 20 rebounds.The Batang Pier will be playing three straight powerhouses from here on, starting with San Miguel Beer and then Barangay Ginebra before winding up a cruel stretch against Magnolia. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Butch Ramirez accepts SEA Games chef de mission post PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Stanley Pringle vs Troy Rosario. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–NorthPort claimed the biggest fish in its surprising run early in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations, bringing down powerhouse TNT, 110-86, on Wednesday night to stay undefeated while claiming a piece of the lead.Stanley Pringle was supposed to be less than 100%, but came off the bench to shoot 22 points in less than 29 minutes to lead the Batang Pier to their third straight victory and into a tie with idle Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments
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