T10 League which was recently played in Dubai, featuring many cricket legends and youngsters across the world, attracted and enjoyed by the fans due to its 10 overs format.
The Ten10 Cricket League launched and owned by T10 Sports Management, as well as approved by Emirates Cricket Board, while it is the first ever internationally Ten10 format approved league.
According to Cricket Age, some Sri Lankan players who featured in the 4-day long tournament have not received their match fees. It is also learned that Lanka players were not treated properly during the inaugural T10 league which was played from 13th to 17th December.
Just before the tournament, a team named Colombo Lions was named featuring Sri Lanka test captain Dinesh Chandimal, who led the team in the T10 tournament, and other national players are Angelo Perera, Ramith Rambukwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Vishwa Fernando who also played for the same franchise.
The reports also said that Colombo Lions was the franchise initial name and even organizers promoted it by the same name during their pre-tournament campaign, but it had been renamed at the last moment as Team Sri Lanka, and which surprised many, but the most shocking thing of the tournament was payment issue.
As per sources, Icon players were paid handsomely, receiving a hefty amount of 35,000 USD, while the international players got 25000 USD, First-class cricketers were paid 15000 USD and the emerging players received 10000 USD. On the other hand, the Sri Lankans players were paid 250 USD per day as daily allowances and they didn't get a single rupee as their match fees for featuring in the tournament.
During the first press conference of new head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lankan Cricket Board president Thilanga Sumathipala was asked about same payment issue in the T10 league by reporters, but he ignored to talk about the same, just saying “it was not a Sri Lanka team, instead was a provincial team.”