After the Lankan Premier League in 2020, the board is planning to launch T10 league in December. According to their local media reports, at a meeting held at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) headquarters on Wednesday, the executive committee unanimously approved to conduct the inaugural T-10 cricket tournament in December this year.
The discussions about the launch of the tournament is at the preliminary stage. It is expected to be a eight team tournament which will be played across two venues. It has been understood that since all the players will be free after the Lankan Premier League (LPL) in November, the board opted to use this time frame to give these players a further opportunity to get into action, which will be conducive for their future tours.
The board has decided to have six overseas players in a squad, and the tournament will be conducted on par with International T-20 standards. It will be the second tournament in succession to be held by the cricket board after LPL.
The Lanka Premier League will be finally played from mid-November. The first season of the competition was scheduled to start on August 28 as Lanka Premier League was all set to become the second T20 League after the Caribbean Premier League to take place amid the pandemic.
However, SLC decided to postpone the competition for a couple of months after considering the guidelines provided by the country’s Health Ministry.
The inaugural edition of the tournament will now be held from November 14 to December 6, with matches in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota.