Colombo – Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Wednesday introduced a benefit of $14 million remaining 12 months, some distance above all earlier data regardless of one of the most worst on-field performances by means of the islanders in years.
The board mentioned it made a web benefit of two.12 billion rupees ($14 million) in 2017 – a staggering 33 occasions what it made the 12 months sooner than.
Revenues, at six billion rupees, have been more or less double 2016 figures, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned in a observation.
“This was once a results of SLC’s strategic enlargement plans and prudent monetary control,” the board mentioned in a observation.
The board didn’t elaborate on its dramatic turnaround.
However resources attributed the pointy upward push in income to a packed 2017 calendar which featured house sequence in opposition to Bangladesh, India and Zimbabwe.
Income from the broadcasting of the Indian excursion have been considered a big contributor to the coffers, however Sri Lanka Cricket would now not remark.
The record-breaking income have been the one just right information from an differently woeful spell for Sri Lanka cricket, with the islanders enduring their worst 12 months at the pitch since successful the International Cup in 1996.
They suffered a complete sequence defeat in opposition to India and humiliatingly misplaced a house one-day sequence to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe.
Additionally they bowed out early from the Champions Trophy in June remaining 12 months.