T20 cricket league is back in Sri Lanka, and the Lankan cricket board is going all way out to make it a grand event. The league – called Lankan Premier League – will commence in August. With the BCCI having a fruitful bond with the Lankan board, rumours have been doing the rounds regarding the participation of Indian players in the league.
On one hand, the SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala spoke to Indian Express and shared his views as to why Indian cricketers should play in the league.
In the meantime, he said that BCCI should allow players who are not a part of the contract list to participate in the league.
“We would like BCCI to allow players who are outside the 30 contracted players list to play. I’m making my appeal to the BCCI. I can understand the contracted top players playing for the country should be protected and there are 100 of talented players in India. They have time after IPL. We are 20 million but we allow our players to play outside. I think Indian players should allow player outside their top 30.”