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Name Chamara Silva
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard Top premier league
Remuneration GBP 6000 plus
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Profile
Chamara forced his way back into the senior squad against England last year after 18-months on the sidelines. A slightly-built, industrious righthander, who inherited Aravinda de Silva's slightly bow legged stance, Silva has a good first-class record with his club, Panadura, whom he now captains, but never nailed down a regular place after scoring 54 on his ODI debut against Australia in Aug 1999. He toured with the national team to Sharjah (Oct 1999), Zimbabwe (Nov 1999) and Pakistan (March 2000). Bowls occassional leg-breaks and is a superb fielder. More..

Name Chandika Hathurusinghe
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Batsman, RA fast-medium bowler, qualified coach
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard County or top premier league standard
Remuneration GBP 8000 plus
Agent Name Cricinfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Qualification Coaching Qualification ECB Level III, AUC Level II , Sri Lanka Test/ODI, Player of the Premier Tournament 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, Sri Lanka A Coach 2002.
Profile
An opening batsman with a compact style and steadfast nature, Hathurusinghe forged a steady opening partnership with Roshan Mahanama. Capable of playing lengthy innings when the situation warranted ,Hathurusingha possessed a variety of strokes. A handy medium-pace bowler, capable of genuine movement through the air. Called into the side against New Zealand at Hamilton as a replacement for the injured Mahanama, he responded by making three half-centuries in his first three Tests. Despite some handy contributions in following series, after an arduous time against the pace of South Africans he found himself left out. After a period on the sidelines, during which no other opener could establish a permanent position, he was selected to tour Pakistan and responded with an excellent series. After the emergence of Sanath Jayasuriya on the proceeding tour of Australia , Hathurusinghe was again left out. Sri Lanka 's failure to develop a competent allrounder saw Hathrurusingha reincarnated as a middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler during the tour of England and The Asian Test Championship, though this experiment was shortlived. Chosen for the 1999 World Cup, Hathurusinghe was not called upon to play a single match, and the selectors' policy of picking younger players singled the end to his international career. But his country's loss was his club's gain and he turned his attention to coaching, acting as the player-coach for Moors Sports Club and Tamil Union. More..

Name

Indika de Saram

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Player type

Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper

Country required

United Kingdom

Available from

April 2005

Standard

Top-level league standard

Remuneration

GBP 6000 plus

Agent Name

Cricinfo

Agent Email

players@cricinfo.com

Profile
Indika de Saram continues to fight for a place in the national side but time is running out. A slight man but nevertheless powerful batsman who has a sound technique, he first broke into the national side in the 1999/2000 tour of Zimbabwe . However, he languished at number six or seven in the order and was never really given an opportunity to express his full potential. He was educated at St Thomas ' College in Matara, with whom he also kept wicket and became one of the most consistent scorers in the country. The highlight of his schools career will have been when he scored 304 runs in just 149 balls, including 25 sixes and 19 fours at the Uyanwatte Stadium against Sri Devanand College, Ambalangoda. He has played for the 'A' team in the SAARC tournament in Bangladesh in 1994, in England in 1999, South Africa 1999/2000 and against Zimbabwe 'A' in Sri Lanka during 2000 . More..

Name Lanka de Silva
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat, Wicketkeeper
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard Top premier league
Remuneration GBP 5500 plus
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Profile
Lanka de Silva came into the Sri Lankan side in place of Romesh Kaluwitharana aged 22 with heavy expectations on his narrow shoulders. He proved up to the task in hand, and as well as being an excellent wicketkeeper, he showed a nifty touch with the bat. But competition for the wicketkeeper's place was tough, and de Silva lost his place when Kaluwitharana returned and has not received another chance since, although he made a comeback to the A team in 2003/04. But he remains a top-class wicket-keeper batsman on the domestic circuit, scoring heavily in the top order . More..

Name Shantha Kalavitigoda
Nationality Sri Lankan
Player type Right Hand Bat
Country required United Kingdom
Available from April 2005
Standard First Class
Remuneration GBP 5500 plus
Agent Name CricInfo
Agent Email players@cricinfo.com
Profile
Shantha has been one of the most consistent performers in first-class cricket in Sri Lanka over the years, averaging 30.68 from 90 matches since making his debut in 1997. He prefers to open the innings. Has played for Sri Lanka A, and North Central province. More..