Sri Lanka Cricket is all set to launch the T10 league. Sri Lanka has found a window in June 2023 for a span of 12 days and now has become the second country and first full member to announce the T10 league after UAE. The league would be named Lanka T10 league and is expected to enlighten Lankan Cricket.
T10 league is considered to be the fastest format and it is assumed that it is the future of Cricket. The Lanka T10 league would be comprised of 6 Men’s Teams and 4 Women’s Teams. The squad would be of 16 players and 6 overseas players would be allowed in it.
Sri Lanka CEO on League
Sri Lanka CEO Ashley de Silva announced the new league. “Next year also we will have the LPL in December, but going forward we have reserved a window in August for that. So for next year, we will have the Lanka T10 in June and the LPL in December, but from 2024 onwards, the T10 tournament will move to December and the LPL to August.” said Ashley de Silva
Great Chance for Youngsters
The Lanka T10 league can prove to be the stepping stone for youngsters. UAE T10 league has shown that the format is quite interesting as there is a fascinating contest between bat and ball as most of the time batters dictate the terms. A lot of Lankan Cricketers were the first ones to participate in the UAE T10 league and they made the league quite entertaining.
T10 league is a bit frustrating for the bowlers as they are always at the receiving end because of the pitches. It would be interesting to see how this league unfolds as we already have a lot of franchise cricket present. The Island nation would be hoping that this league along with Lanka Premiere League 2022 helps them to build a strong team that can perform in all conditions. It won’t be wrong to say that now Cricket has started taking giant steps towards franchise cricket which is a dangerous sign for ICC tournaments.