Can’t run SLPL without BCCI’s support: SLC

New Delhi: The Sri Lankan cricket board has admitted that their decision to postpone the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLP) has everything to do with BCCI’s decision to withdraw its players from the league.

"Honestly, we are finding it difficult to have the Premier League without India`s support. We can`t get into more debt." SLC spokesman Brian Thomas told a cricket website.

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) had been postponed to August 2012.

Sri Lanka will have the domestic Twenty20 league in its place featuring five teams, but that will not involve any foreign players.

The decision to postpone the league, which was scheduled to start on July 19, was taken on Thursday at a meeting between the Cricket Sri Lanka`s new committee and the league`s organizers, Somerset Entertainment Ventures.

A four-week window in August next year has been identified as the best time to host the event.

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