Several Sri Lanka cricketers, including Tillakratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof and Chamara Silva, have parted ways with their employed firm Mas Unichela, Cricket Age reliably learns.
The decision was taken by the top brass of Mas Unichela’s parent company Mas Holdings in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sri Lanka’s young rising stars like Hasitha Boyagoda, Nipun Ransika are also in the list of the players, who have been released by the Mas Unichela.
“The decision was taken based on the mutual understanding between the two parties and compensation was also paid” a former Sri Lanka player claimed, when inquired.
Mas Holdings is South Asia’s largest manufacturer of lingerie and has more than 35,000 employees around the world. It’s subside companies, like Mas Active and Mas Unichela used to have big reputation in Sri Lanka’s mercantile cricket. Mas Unichela, in particular, played Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) this season’s one day tournament. However, it has withdrawn from the SLC proposed three-day tournament.
The decision was taken considering the ongoing worldwide slowdown due to the Coronavirus threat.
“All the 500 odd sportsman and women have been denied duty leave for the Sport. Hence everyone had no choice but to handover the resignation letter’s and pursue their professional Sports career” the former player added.
On the other hand, Mas Unichela made its stance clear that the decision was taken considering the fact that the players were been associated for their Sporting skills.
“Since March, the garment industry has completely collapsed. In this scenario, the company is going for the retrenchment. These players have been recruited to play cricket, so they actually don’t do a proper job. So, it is quite obviously that they have been asked to leave” an insider at Mas Unichela told Cricket Age.
Tillakrante Dilshan, one of Sri Lanka’s all time great, is trying his luck in politics after retirement. Maharoof, meanwhile, has established himself as a go-to-man for every prominent post at Sri Lanka Cricket. Chamara Silva, in contrast, is disappeared after Kalutara-Panadura match fixing saga!