05, May 2012 (Cricturf): Inter Provincial Sri Lanka Premier League T20 likely to held in August. Inaugural edition of SLPL t20 pros pond last year due to none participation of Indian Cricketers. The 1st edition of SLPL scheduled to play during July to August Last year with participation of Seven provincial Teams.
Sri Lanka Cricket seeking clearance from legal actions taken by COPE. COPE has questioned some of SLC deals and Singapore based entertainment Company named as "Somerset Ventures."
SLC's new governing body made new deal with the event organizers Somerset entertainment Ventures to held this year. If the required clearance made the tournament will play from August 10 to end of the month.
Sri Lanka hosting ICC Twenty T20 world cup from 18th of September this year, main three venues R Premadasa, Pallekale & Hambantota will not available for SLPL t20s inaugural edition due to preparations.
Worlds Cricketing nations will allow their key Twenty20 players to play in SLPL since the tournament helps to prepare upcoming world cup. Almost every Test playing countries will occupied with their national duties & will not available for SLPL. England Playing win India, West Indies playing with Bangladesh, South Africa playing against Zimbabwe & Pakistan vs Australia series will play in Sri Lanka.
Last year Teams and respective captains were as below.
North Western Province - Wayamba Wolves - Mahela Jayawardene .
Western Province - Basnahira Bears - Tillakaratne Dilshan,
Central Province - Kandurata Kites - Kumar Sangakkara,
Eastern Province - Nagenahira Nagas - Shahid Afridi,
Southern Province - Ruhuna Rhinos - Sanath Jayasuriya,
Northern - Uthura Oryxes - Daniel Vettori,
Uva Province - Uva Unicorns - Chaminda Vaas