Sri Lanka cancel SLPL T20 for 2013
The SLPL has been cancelled for 2013 following the lack of interest amongst prospective buyers.
The cancellation of the 2013 SLPL comes as a cruel blow to the SLC which had requested the International Cricket Committee (ICC) to be allowed to postpone their scheduled three Test match series against South Africa in order to provide a window to the tournament.
Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) is the domestic first class twenty20 cricket tournament played in Sri Lanka. The tournament is a franchise based league which has replaced Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament. The tournament is governed and managed by Sri Lankan cricket board.
The Sri Lanka Premier League 2013 season will be the second edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League, established by Sri Lanka Cricket in 2011.
Each of the nine teams will play each other team in the group stage before going to the knockout stage. The top four teams in the group stage will qualify to the semi finals. There is no third place play off.
All of the matches in the tournament will be played at Galle International Stadium , Galle & Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy and R Premadasa Stadium , Colombo.
The ministry of sports wishes to confirm that Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) on the scheduled dates, from August 10 to September 07, 2013.
The schedule for SLPL 2013 is yet to be announced.