Sri Lankan Premier League

  • Unfair to compare SLPL to IPL: Styris September 5, 2012

    The former New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris spoke to the IBN network on the sidelines of the first season of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) in Colombo. The 37-year old who plays his trade in England, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand believes that like other major...
  • Aravinda De Silva slams SLT20 critics August 31, 2012

    Colombo: Former leading Sri Lankan cricketer and cricket selector Aravinda De Silva Friday slammed critics of the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament, insisting that the event had met its expectations. De Silva told reporters at a media briefing that the main focus of the SLPL, a cricket tournament...
  • SLPL: UVA Next yet to pay its foreign recruits August 16, 2012

    Karachi: Most of the overseas players participating in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) have received 25 per cent of their fees from the respective franchises although one of them, Uva Next, is yet to fulfill its contractual obligations. According to a report in the Express newspaper, most of the...
  • PCB releases players for SLPL July 13, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has informed its Sri Lankan counterparts that all players signed up to play in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League next month have been given clearance to skip the training camp for the Australian tour to play in the league. A board official, however, said that...
  • Waqar Younis to coach Ruhuna in SLPL July 8, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach Waqar Younis will be one of the coaches in the forthcoming Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament, the organisers said. The chairman of Somerset Entertainment Ventures Limited, which is sponsoring the league, said Waqar was on the coaches panel signed on for the...
  • Sri Lanka happy with SLPL bids June 26, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday expressed satisfaction at the progress made over the bids process for Sri Lanka Premier League franchises. "I am pleased to announce that bids were received in respect of all seven teams, at an average price of $4.3 million per bid," Vajira Dassanayake, a SLC...
  • SLPL looks to participation of Indian players May 14, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket Board on Monday said that it was looking forward to the participation of Indian cricketers in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League to be held in August. "We hope and pray that India will participate," Nishantha Ranatunga, Sri Lanka Cricket secretary, told reporters...
  • PCB seeks to sort out scheduling problems May 10, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to speak with its counterparts from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in order to sort out the scheduling problems that resulted after the dates for the planned Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) were announced. The dates for SLPL are clashing with the scheduled...
  • Sri Lanka Premier League to begin from Aug 10 May 10, 2012

    Colombo: The inaugural season of the much-awaited Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), a Twenty20 tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), will be played from August 10 to 31. All the matches will take place at the Premadasa stadium here and at...