The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament for this year has reportedly been scrapped by the country`s cricket administrators after franchise holders defaulted on payments for the tournament and failed to guarantee payments to players.
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga insisted that SLC has "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption in the wake of reports emerging that some Indian bookies are benami owners of franchises in the Sri Lanka Premier League.
Close on the heels of five Indian cricketers found involved in spot-fixing, a latest sting operation has revealed that six umpires were ready to be bribed during the recently concluded Twenty20 World Cup and Sri Lanka Premier League in August.
The Pakistan team management has decided against organising a training camp ahead of the home series against Australia in the UAE due to the cricketers`` participation in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) from August 10.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has informed its Sri Lankan counterparts that all players signed up to play in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League next month have been given clearance to skip the training camp for the Australian tour to play in the league.