The Sunday Leader

Hathurusinghe gets deal worth over Rs. 6 Million

By Samantha Hewabandula

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has offered newly selected Sri Lanka Cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha a deal worth over Rs. 6 Million a month, The Sunday Leader learns.

The package is higher than that which was received by former Sri Lanka Cricket coach Graham Ford.

Ford is believed to have received between Rs. 1-2 Million a month.

Sources said that the deal was approved by the President of the cricket board Thilanga Sumathipala.

According to sources, Hathurusingha was not in good terms with the Bangladesh cricket team as head coach at the time he was approached by the Sri Lanka Cricket board.

Hathurusingha had negotiated the deal with Sri Lanka and Sumathipala had then negotiated with the Bangladesh cricket board to release him from his contract with Bangladesh.

9 Comments for “Hathurusinghe gets deal worth over Rs. 6 Million”

  1. ed

    The contract price agreement should have taken place after the next tour. As his involvement towards the Sri Lankan cricket coach is new, the board approval of the amount could have been decided after the second tour.
    we need to see his commitment towards a winning team rather than a contract of high value. if he proves that he is capable of having the rhythm of team spirit and victories within the first two tours THEN the amount agreed would be valuable.

  2. Lanka

    Don’t worry .Because this marriage won’t last…?


    Is he that qualified to snatch a pay packet of 6 ml per month. Graham Ford was a man who has been there on the long haul & proved himself and his departure was due to Asanga Gurusinghe’s interference while on tour – not because of anything else. And who the hell is a cricket manager – the position Gurusinghe is holding. SLC now looks like a club of ex cricketers who are trying to make a living in their old age. Hathu did a coaching stint in Sydney and was lucky to get a job in Bangladesh. But is he that much of a professional – will soon know the answer.

  4. ,ddd

    Has Bookiepala bought over Hathurusinghe as well ?
    Pay from the cricket board and earn through the bookies ??/

  5. Suresh De silvareshs

    Why don’t you people have to publish personal things such as salaries !!!serioudly find what our ministers doing bad & publish those in news

  6. More than half of this goes to Thilanga.

  7. lkcricket

    Rs 6,000,000.00 a month? What the expectations of him to rationale this colossal amount of money?
    To win the next world cup?
    What If he can not deliver results?
    All these cricketers have been coached and trained at school cricket level. Most of these coaches are being paid pea nuts as the school do not have enough funds.
    Does the Cricket Board has such lot of money.
    We need to ask the question.

    Does Chandika Hathrusinghe worth this much of money as a cricket coach?

  8. Udarath

    Kottu rotiyak kala match ekak balanna Asai. Amen God Bless Amen

  9. Jessica Cabraal - Moratuwa

    I love the comments and typical Sri Lankan mentality.

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