‘Contract dispute won’t distract Sri Lanka players ahead of England tour’-Arthur

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Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur insists the contract issues which put their white-ball tour of England in doubt will not distract the team.

The 24-man squad agreed to play three Twenty20 internationals and a further three one-day matches over the next month with temporary contracts after the dispute escalated before they were set to fly into the UK earlier in June.

It centres on a new pay structure and incentive scheme while the number of central contracts handed out compared to last year has also reduced.