SLC & the SLPL Committee regret to inform the public and the Media, that the much looked forward to first edition of the SLPL which was to be held in 2011, will not be held.
Attempts to obtain the release of the Indian players were unsuccessful, causing a delay in the naming of the final composition of the SLPL teams which then had an impact on making related arrangements in an effective and timely manner. Therefore, SLC & the SLPL Committee find that there is insufficient time to arrange a tournament of this magnitude this year, within the available window. It has therefore been decided, to postpone the inaugural version of the SLPL by one year.
The Inter Provincial T 20 tournament will however be held during this period as it was played in the past, with 5 provincial teams, to enable the winning team to participate in this year’s Champions League T20 tournament. SLC will endeavour to conduct the Sri Lanka Premier League Tournament next year.