Former captain Angelo Mathews has made himself obtainable for choice in future Sri Lanka groups, the nation’s board confirmed on Tuesday
The 34-year-old communicated his intention to Sri Lanka Cricket, ending the impasse that started when the board revealed a brand new central contract construction in July this 12 months.
“With speedy impact, Mathews will be part of the squads coaching on the Excessive-Efficiency Heart, specializing in future worldwide excursions,” Sri Lanka Cricket stated in an announcement.
Mathews had made himself unavailable for choice earlier this 12 months, saying he was disenchanted by the remedy he and different seniors had acquired throughout a months-long contract standoff.
Notably, Sri Lanka’s gamers had refused to signal contracts for his or her 2021-22 season over an alleged lack of transparency within the grading system in addition to compensation that was thought-about insufficient. Nonetheless, after a dialogue with the board, 18 gamers inked a deal until the top of 2021 with solely Mathews remaining steadfast along with his resolution.
The all-rounder was subsequently not thought-about for choice for the white-ball collection towards India and the collection thereafter together with the forthcoming T20 World Cup.
Mathews, a veteran of 386 internationals, final represented Sri Lanka in April this 12 months within the two-Check collection at house towards Bangladesh.