Sri Lankan Premier League Postponed

July 8, 2011

The inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 cricket competition has been postponed. The new cricket committee running the game’s affairs in the island nation have declared August 2012 as the new window of opportunity for the beleagured tournament, which has suffered many setbacks including the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) refusal to allow Indian players to participate.

The SLPL domestic Twenty20 tournament will be conducted in the SLPL’s place featuring five local teams and no foreign participation. The winner of this event will represent Sri Lanka at this year’s Champions League Twenty20. 

The decision to postpone the league, which was scheduled to kick off on July 19, was reportedly taken Thursday at a meeting between Sri Lanka Cricket’s new committee and the league’s organisers, Somerset Entertainment Ventures.