The Sri Lanka Cricket(SLC) is likely to launch Lanka’s women’s T20 cricket league in October month this year and the tournament is said to take place with four teams. Sri Lankan cricket hasn’t been showing a lot of progress in recent years and this is going to take them to a greater height for sure.
Sri Lanka cricket is also looking for a suitable sports agency or a marketing agency to help them out in moving the tournament forward. Sri Lanka has been a hotspot at the moment for Covid -19 as well with the recent Afghanistan vs Pakistan series getting postponed due to the lockdown in the Island nation. This will be a great boost to the Sri Lanka fans to see a women’s cricket league making its stature in the country.
Sri Lanka Cricket Invites Interests From Foreign Players
Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva has invited interest from foreign players and mentioned that the tournament could go ahead even with just the local players if the foreign players are not interested. So far, the tournament is likely to be held at Dambulla or Pallekele and is expected to be a four-team affair in a 10-day tournament. Each team can have a maximum of 16 players in the squad out of which a maximum of six players are allowed from the full number and associate nations.
“Even if there are no foreign players, we will go ahead with the local players,. As for overseas coaches, depends on the offers that we get in terms of franchise owners for the teams.” Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva told ESPNcricinfo.
Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team Waits For International Games
The Sri Lanka cricket board hasn’t announced any international matches for the women’s team recently and their last assignment was in the T20 Worldcup in March 2020 against Bangladesh women. They are likely to take part in the ODI World cup qualifier in November-December in Zimbabwe which will be their first assignment after a long time.
Sri Lanka women’s team are at 9th in the ICC ODI rankings for teams with 47 rating points.