Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has denied that he has reject a national contract, stating that plans to continue to play limited-over cricket for his country
Malinga retired from Test cricket in 2011 due to persistent injuries but continued to play ODIs and T20 clashes for his country, although he did so as a non-contracted player.
However, national contracts will soon be offered once more and Malinga insists he remains committed to playing limited-overs cricket for Sri Lanka - with or without a contract.
Should he accept a contract, the paceman can expect to earn as much as 60% less than other top level players because he does not play Test cricket.
“No contracts have been offered yet for this year for any of the players.But whether I decide to play with or without [a] contract, does not really matter as I am still 100-percent available for selection for all ODI and T20 commitments for Sri Lanka just like I was last year,” Malinga told ANI.