Sri Lankan Premier League postponed

Last Updated: Jul 06 2018 14:42

CRICKET- Sri Lankan cricket Board’s ambitious plan to conduct a franchise-based T20 tournament ‘Lankan Premier league’ is not going to fructify as rumours are doing the rounds that the event will never see the light of the day.

Tournament Director of LPL Russel Arnold confirmed the postponement with a tweet.

Former SLC chief Thilanga Sumathihpala first though of LPL on the lines of India’s lucrative Indian Premier League. Sri Lanka even got the backing of Board of Control for Cricket in India. For the first couple of years, SLC was going to own the franchises and only sell the branding rights. 

SLC had allocated a slot for a ten-year period for the event but due to technical difficulties, the event will not be held in near future.

"We would have loved to make profits, no doubt about that. But it was not going to happen in the first few years for practical reasons. But once we had built up a product, we could market it. More than profit making, through Lankan Premier League what we intended was creating a competitive environment and raise the standards of domestic cricket," a source from SLC told Cricbuzz.