Full coverage of SLPL aka Sri Lanka Premier League with latest news, pictures, videos, Schedule, Fixtures and Results, Ball by ball commentary and live scores with SLPL squads, information about venues in Sri Lanka. The SLPL 2012 will see 7 major teams in the 1st season of the Sri lanka premier league.
The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) is the premier Twenty20 cricket competition in Sri Lanka, held by Sri Lanka Cricket. Its first season is to be held in 2012 and it replaced the Inter-Provincial Twenty20.
The first tournament was to be held at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo between July 19 and August 4. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India refused to let its 12 Indian players selected in the tournament from participating. Furthermore, allegations of corruption and incompetence by SLC and its handing over of the organisation to a previously unheard of Singapore-based Somerset Entertainment Ventures put the tournament in serious jeopardy. The tournament was postponed to 2012, with the former Inter-Provincial Twenty20 taking its place.
Sandiip Bhammer, Chairman of Somerset Entertainment Ventures said, "Last year, we had the Indian players coming and they were withdrawn about three to four weeks prior to the tournament launch. As a consequence of that, we were not able to deliver to the sponsors what we had promised."