Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) to begin from August 10

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is proud to announce the birth of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament commencing from August 10 to August 31, 2012 (both dates inclusive) at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy.

Twenty20’s massive popularity and status as the most exciting and entertaining format of cricket will be further enhanced by this newest tournament to the world of cricket. The tournament will be held in line with the MCC “SPIRIT OF CRICKET” guidelines.International players will be playing in the SLPL alongside Sri Lankan national cricketers and young Lankan hopefuls.

The first edition of SLPL Twenty20 will feature 7 Provincial teams which will adhere to a compulsory ruling of no more than 6 overseas players in each squad. However, it will be mandatory for each team to field only 4 overseas players in the playing eleven, whilst the remaining 7 players will all be Sri Lankans, with one player out of the said seven players will be an under-21 cricketer.

SLC shall, through this tournament, increase the number of Provincial teams from the existing number of 5 teams to 7 teams, in order to provide more opportunities to a vast number of talented players who are striving to advance to the next level of their cricketing abilities.
Each Provincial team shall draw elements of its unique branding/personality from the Province it represents.

The Provinces in pursuit of the SLPL 2012 Title for Season 1 are as follows:-

Basnahira Bears

Kandurata Kites

Nagenahira Nagas

Ruhuna Rhinos

Uthura Oryxes

Uva Unicorns

Wayamba Wolves

The names of the respective Sri Lankan Icon Players for each Province will be released shortly.

All 24 matches will be telecast live globally, and SLC believes that millions of television viewers across the globe will enjoy this tournament.

  • Anup RKL.

    Let us see slpl = ipl or not.

  • Samantha

    It will be a quite balanced event without biggest names. It should take as a moral builder for the youngsters who could shine in the future. I hope there should be include some non test playing nation cricketers as one for each franchises. I hope the organizers will not try to make it carnival type as much as IPL.

  • Graham ford

    I am officialy said, sri lanka lose world t20 .his poor praformance . every players are playing politics and money .that is case .not playing for country. i am australian i am come to come two coheing for sri lanka is my friendshipness. i am resigeing my cocheing job after t20 world cup.i sorry for sri lankan great fans not for sri lankan cricketers. early i am planing my t20 world cup 11. . . . 1.mahela 2. sehan jayasoriya 3. sangkkara 4. thirimanne 5. dilshan munaweera 6. mathews 7. tissara 8. jeewan 9. kulasekara 10. malinga 11. akila dhanarajaya. . . . this is my idea not a sri lankan cricket bored selection. i am not like that t.m.dilshan and chandimal he is not t20 players . ( Graham ford sri lankan choch )

  • Altaf6

    I think ruhana is win spcl ha ha ha ha ha.yes yes yes yes

  • Basharmal

    Dear Sri Lanka Cricket Board please select some players from Afghanistan cricket board
    please this will be our pleasure to select one of our player

  • http://Manan.khan44 Imran Abbas

    M wait very much to start the SLPL, my favrt team iz spead star malinga and Boom boom Shaid afridi. Wish u gud luck shaid bro nd ur team and also Slpl.

  • Jhon cena from Nugegoda

    SLPL is the best in the world……

  • azeem

    wish you all the best srilanka cricket board

  • Sandun – RaSTa Boossa, Galle

    Ruhunu Rhinos will win SLPL
    Boom Boom Afridi
    Slinga Malinga,………………………etc

    Galle Boyz never thrust……..

    • Jhon cena from Nugegoda

      magulak kata karanna epa machan…ubala gahanakan ”Basnahira cricket dugbee” balan edi….

  • Raaz

    Ruhunu Rhinos are the Champions
    Boom Boom Afridi(c)
    Silinga Malinga
    Nathan Mcclum
    Richard Levi (100 for 40)
    Lahiru Thirimanna
    Chamara Silva
    Malinga Bandara
    etc……..

    Wayamba Wolves are the Runner up
    Late cut Mahela(c)
    Firing Chandimal
    Massive Tamim
    Bang Bang Razzak
    Batting Dinamo Umar Akmal
    Wicket Taker Vaas
    Azar Mahmood

    • Jhon cena from Nugegoda

      Basnahira cricket dundee

  • pooma

    KK’ll b da chmpians with sanga’s cover drive,sana’s cut,thisara’s big hits & ajmal’s doosra

  • Raaz

    Last year also but not played. This year also like that? bpl is fanasttic they done that, so we waiting for action in SL

  • RaSTa Boossa, Galle

    Who is the winner 2011?

    Ruhunu XI
    (& Go for CLT20)

    Who is the winner 2012?

    No matter, Ruhunu Rhinos
    Sanath(c), Malinga(icon), Tharanga, Chandimal, Randiv, Weerakon, Senanayake, Mendis, Lakmal, Silva, …..
    Also Big suportar- Persi

  • nawas mohamed

    sqrds plz.pls put some exciting team names

  • arman

    When will be the Player & Team auction held?

  • asela

    kandurata kites

  • divaharan

    gayle is which team?

  • shazin naufel

    boom boom nagas…….

  • D nipun harshana

    Sqaurds plzz

  • Rila Kamaldeen

    I love our srilankan cricket players & cricket supporters…. I am expecting SLPL….

  • Mini

    Who r the players, participated from over seas???

  • Mini

    Ruhuna Rhinos

  • Haseeb Ali

    Hye I am Haseeb from Pakistan. Srilanka Board very good step for SPL 2012.

  • Dilan

    Kandurata kites will be the winner in SLPL 2012 ..Go Go KK…

    • $hanilka

      we ar wating 4 SLPL……

  • Sehan

    good decision to hold this tournament..sri lanka cricket needs this at the moment!! we could find some hard hitting youngsters from this!! however i would have liked if the no of teams increases to 9 or 10!! having only 7 teams means only like 42 players will get the chance to play!!and there are 60 contreacted players! so even some of those 60 players will not get enough chances to show their talent!!and there are lot of cricketers who dsnt have contracts but are talented!! the main aim of this tournament is to find youngsters!! so plz consider about my idea!

  • adrian

    names are very bad must find good new names for the teams

  • Garry

    Who is doing the tv production for the event I’m a statistician looking for work

  • Master Blaster

    dis is actually a very good opportunity 2 new & youngest players 2 enhance their talents further more 2 play for country…well done Cricket..

  • pyari mohan

    @IPL@ is the best@had the best@ will be best ….hurrrrray…….bst luk SPL

  • Nilo

    It’s a very good move. But would be really nice if the team names would be much better. This is too cheesy and has no relation to the rich history of our country! Seriously have Rhinos or Unicorns lived in SL ever?? Whoever named and approved these names is a retard!

  • http://www.srilankacricket.lk Shoaib

    Common Srilankan we are waiting for your league.

  • W A GAYAN MADURANGA DE SILVA

    I LIKE TO WATCH AND PLAY THE CRICKET.ALSO I LIKE THE OUR CAPTAIN (MAHELA JAYAWARDANE).I THINK TEAM SRI LANKA IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WOULD.ITHIS CRICKET BOARD IS GOOD FOR THE FUTURE.GOOD LUCK FOR OUR TEAM

  • ANMOL DADHWAL

    When d auctions are going 2 held??