Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is hoping to turn out to be the primary ICC Full Member nation to host a nationwide T10 league, with SLC this week having known as for tenders over franchise possession and match sponsors.
Whereas the main points of the match are but to be finalised, SLC hopes to carry the match someday in 2021, although an acceptable window must be discovered that’s suitable with the Lanka Premier League T20 match and potential nationwide group excursions.
“Positively it could assist Sri Lanka Cricket in a industrial sense, however it’s additionally a brand new idea. It is going to be extra fascinating for the spectators, whereas it’s going to additionally convey one thing new to the nation,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva mentioned concerning the match. “England goes to play The Hundred, so it is at all times good to be modern; it is all about popularising the sport.”
As of now, the proposed specs for the match will see 17 video games happening in a double round-robin format, adopted by the semi-finals and a closing. Six groups are anticipated to function, with SLC hoping to incorporate a group from northern Sri Lanka. Every squad will seemingly comprise 16 gamers, together with a most of six overseas internationals.
Whereas solely two venues – the Dambulla and Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadiums – have at current been pencilled in to host the video games, SLC hopes to utilise the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo as properly supplied renovations are accomplished in time.