An open-top ceremony is going to turn up from the Katunayake Airport to Colombo, after receiving the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 champions from the airport. SLC confirmed that they are going to arrive from Dhaka on Tuesday at 3pm and the ceremony will begin at 4pm, anticipating a few thousand people to line the streets. This time the ceremony will be appearing in a much majestic range than the reception for the Asia Cup winning team, just one month ago.
The squad does not sign the contract still with the board. Following the firm deadlock with the officials, the SLC has held out the team a sum of US $1.5 million for the victory, but SLC has offered the team a sum of US $1.5 million for the victory, even as intervention are locked horn continue this week.
Initially the players had been offered a participation fee of $500,000, adding up $250,000 later if they could able to reach the final and $250,000 if they win the title. Though the pay structure had been declined by the cricketers as they desired to have a 12% cut of the ICC’s tournament payment to SLC reestablished in their contracts. If the players accept the $1.5 million, they will get earned an amount equals to 17% of the funds SLC is awaited to get from the ICC.
Legends such as Jason Gillespie, Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan expressed their appreciations on social networking sites like Twitter, congratulating the Singhalese for their massive victory. At home, some local celebrities have merged with the rest.
This triumph triggered the celebration across the country, the buffs have celebrated started that night in various major centers. The team was even celebrating by singing and celebrating for hours after the triumph, the team manager said.
With this victory the Lankans has recovered their prior position in the Twenty20 cricket, getting three points more following India’s defeat. Sri Lanka had held the top ranking since their 2012 World T20 campaign.