Sri Lanka Premier League

  • Sri Lanka's T20 tourney to pick team for Champions League August 7, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket selectors on Wednesday named four teams comprising the cream of national cricketers to play in a new Twenty20 tournament with an aim of nominating a side to compete in the Champions League T20 to be held in India in September. The new makeshift tournament has been announced...
  • ICC's ACSU to recommend stronger anti-corruption laws June 26, 2013

    London: In order to prosecute players, match officials and franchise owners found guilty of corrupt practices in domestic T20 leagues such as IPL, the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is likely to recommend stronger anti-corruption laws to its members. Sir Ronnie Flannagan, the chairman of the ACSU, is expected...
  • SLPL gives Lanka edge in T20 WC: Malinga August 27, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga feels that his side will have a distinct advantage over other countries during next month's World Twenty20 as most of the island nation's players have prepared well by competing in the Sri Lanka Premier League. "SLPL is a good preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup....
  • 'No problem with Pak players playing in SLPL' August 17, 2012

    Lahore: Playing in the Sri Lankan Premier League will benefit the Pakistani cricketers ahead of the series against Australia and the World T20 in the island nation, feels national team coach Dav Whatmore. "It is a good thing most of the selected players are playing in the league in conditions where...
  • Groin strain rules Gayle out of SLPL August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Chris Gayle, the West Indies opener, has been ruled out of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) three days before it is set to commence, after aggravating a groin injury. The CEO of the Uva Next franchise confirmed the development, and Gayle has been replaced by a...
  • SLPL ropes in Mahindra as title sponsor August 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League, which saw Indian business houses buying out all the seven franchises on offer, on Wednesday announced it has roped in auto major Mahindra & Mahindra as the title sponsor. "We as Mahindra Group have accepted the offer to be the title...
  • New T20 league to give Sri Lanka global reach August 3, 2012

    London: The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) represents a golden chance to showcase the island nation to the world, said one of the organisers of this month's Twenty20 tournament. Sandeep Bhammer, chief executive of the little-known Somerset Entertainment Ventures group that has been given the rights to run the event...
  • Sri Lanka players end battle for contracts July 19, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan players have ended their battle against the authorities over signing of the contracts for the year 2012, an official said on Wednesday. "The contracts have been issued to the cricketers to obtain their signatures," Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. The cricketers' contracts were to...
  • SL cricketers want contract issue settled early July 17, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricketers demanded that if they are to sign contracts to take part in a cricket tournament next month, the issue should be settled by the authorities early. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board is hosting the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) next month and several national as well as...
  • Gayle, Afridi to play in SL T20 league July 6, 2012

    Colombo: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle of the West Indies will star in Sri Lanka's inaugural Twenty20 league next month, the cricket board said on Friday. The duo are among 56 foreign players listed to take part in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) to be held in Colombo...
  • Injury prone Jerome Taylor to play in SLPL July 6, 2012

    Port of Spain: Injury prone West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has been snapped up as one of the overseas signings for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SPL) despite having not played international cricket in two years. The 28-year-old has been sidelined by fitness issues which also caused him to...
  • 56 foreign players to feature in SLPL July 6, 2012

    Colombo: The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League will feature 56 foreign cricketers, not one of them Indian, after the seven franchises made their choices in a closed-door players' draft system here. Australia, with 18, provided the most players for the franchises with 13 Pakistani players being the next highest. Not a single...
  • Indian corporates buy all 7 SLPL franchises June 28, 2012

    Colombo: Indian business enterprises showed keen interest in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) and bought all the seven contesting franchises on offer, even as the BCCI decided not to allow its players to participate in the Twenty20 league. The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had even last...
  • ICC asks BCB, SLC to have anti-graft code June 25, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Taking strong note of reports of corruption in domestic cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to have an anti-corruption code in place at the earliest. During its two-day meeting here over the weekend, the ICC chief executives' committee discussed the integrity issues in...
  • Sri Lanka invite bids for SLPL franchises June 18, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced invitations to bid for Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises, a statement said on Monday. SLPL, already troubled by the reported non participation of Indian players, is to be played from August 11 to 31 ahead of Sri Lanka hosting the World T20...
  • SLPL to go on without Indian players June 15, 2012

    Colombo: The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) would go ahead as planned even without the participation of the Indian players, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said on Friday. "We will go ahead with the tournament with or without [the] Indian players," Ranatunga said. He, however, added that SLC had...
  • Gibbs to feature in Sri Lanka Premier League May 19, 2012

    Colombo: South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who is playing for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), has confirmed that he will be taking part in the upcoming Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) T20 tournament. The inaugural SLPL will be played in Colombo and Pallekele from Aug 10...
  • Indian players could play in SLPL: Srinivasan May 12, 2012

    Chennai: There is a possibility of Indian players' participation in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), provided the hosts make such a proposal, BCCI president N Srinivasan said. The tournament will be held between August 10 and 31 this year at Colombo and Pallekele. Each of the...
  • SL sports minister to probe SLPL deal February 25, 2012

    Colombo: Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has appointed a top level probe committee to look into the deal made by the Singapore based company, Somerset Entertainment Ventures, which promoted the aborted Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL). Sports ministry officials said that the committee would be headed by a former police chief and...