28, June 2012 (Cricturf): Sri Lanka Premier league to be held 10th of August to 31st in Colombo and Pallekale International Cricket Grounds.
Players of seven teams will be selected based on a bidding process. Players will categorize in 3 Different Categories and the maximum bidding price will be 35,000 USD. National Players of respective Cricket playing countries will be come under Category 1 Players and 2nd level National players will be categorized under Category 2.
According to the source Rest of other domestic players will come under Category 3. The payment scheme of categories will defer CAT-1 35000 USD, CAT-2 25000 USD and CAT-3 Maximum 10000 USD.
Player Auction will be performed on 5th & 6th July, (venue not published).
All seven teams will coach by overseas coaches and assistant coaches will be select from Domestic circuit.
Sri Lanka's iconic Cricketers Mahela Jayawardane, Kumar Sangakkara, TM Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews & Muralitharan Selected as CAT-1 Sri Lanka players,
Dinesh Chandimal, Tisara Perera, Suraj Randivm jeevan Kulathunga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chaamara Silvaa, Lahiru Thirimanne among Cat-2 Sri Lanka players and few other players named for the category.
Australian Bret Lee, Pakistan's Saeed Afridi, Mohommad Hafeez, Umar Akmal & many other players from West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Netherland & Bangladesh informed their availability for the 1st Edition of SLPL 2012.
Tickets for the tournament will be price at Rs.50,Rs.100,Rs.500 & Rs.1000 for the entire tournament.
The Opening ceremony will be held on 10th of August at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium with participation of Local and bollywood artists.