Karachi, Aug 17: After Indian Premier League's franchises faced financial crisis, its time for Sri Lanka Premier League franchises, to make the foreign players wait to collect their payment for the inaugural edition of SLPL that started on Aug 11.
According to a report in a daily 'Express', overseas players who are a part of the first edition of SLPL have received only 25% of their total salary at the start of the tournament and were expecting another 25% next week.
Sri Lanka Cricket had told UVA Next franchise to settle the initial payment this week, but the franchises have not responded to the instructions, according to the report.
While it wasn't UVA Next alone, many other franchises had to settle the payment issues, as Pakistan's Shahid Afridi who is playing for Ruhuna Royals also confirmed that he had received only 25% of the salary.
Though the issue doesn't seem to be new, as cricketers faced the same during the Bangladesh Premier League.
According to the Federation of International Cricketers' contracts, it clearly mentions the schedule of payments.
"The remaining 50 per cent of payment to the players has to be made soon after the last match of the tournament is held," the newspaper said.
Though they had not received their payment on time, overseas players said that they were happy with the facilities provided by the organisers of SLPL when compared to Bangladesh Premier League.
"This time the organisers of the SLPL also appear to be very cautious and eager to ensure no payment issues arise during and after the event," the report said.