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Karthik Parimal, writing for cricketcountry.com, says Sri Lanka's players have done well to not let payment problems with SLC affect their performances.
Youngsters like Mathews and Perera could be motivated by the fact that they get to don the national colours at a young age and by the desire to stay at the top for a long period of time. But, it’s amazing how senior players like Sangakkara, Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene, who’ve been playing for a considerable amount of time now, haven’t let their performance levels dip despite the problems surrounding Sri Lankan cricket. They’ve set a fine example for the youngsters to follow, and they should be proud of that. If presented by a similar conundrum in the future, there is a high possibility that the youngsters in the Sri Lankan side will circumvent such issues and deliver for their country.