Lasith Malinga had refused the Annual Cricket Contract offered to him by his employer – Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the 2016/2017 period.
Malinga, the world’s most feared limited over player with a sling arm action is recovering from a stress reaction in the knee.
“They (SLC) offered me a contract. But, since I have not played any cricket over a year, I said ‘NO’,“ But I am honoured to get a contract even when I am out of cricket for sometime. If I accept it, it’s unfair by others.
Malinga now believes he could make a return to international cricket during the two-match T20 series against South Africa in January next year.