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Top cricketers managed by Charlie Austin's company

Top cricketers managed by Charlie Austin's company

Austin Management Co. of Charlie Austin has been hired by the present Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews and seven others, as confirmed by the SLC officials.

Other players managed by this company are Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekera, Rangana Herath, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad and Sachithra Senanayake.

Reports also say the same company or Charlie Austin personally managed star players like Mahela Jayawardne and Kumar Sangakkara at one time, before others were introduced to him.

Senior cricket commentators say players wish to negotiate a higher fee as it is managers who slap the figure on players and often secure contracts for players.

Players therefore are dependent on these managers and on their own cannot make a rupee assessment on themselves, the commentators say.

"It is obvious a higher value for a player means a higher commission for the manager" said one.

Thilakaratne Dilshan is on record saying a manager wanted a commission for a contract that he personally secured, alleging managers also don't play straight in their dealings.

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