Sri Lanka scraps T20 tournament following payment failure by Indian franchises

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.

SLPL faces uncertain future after payment delays

Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) faces an uncertain future after all the franchises have failed to cough up their tournament fees with less than a month remaining for the league to commence.

Sri Lanka Premier League to go ahead as planned

The second edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League, the local version of the IPL, is to go ahead as scheduled, sports ministry announced here today.

SLPL denies Vindoo Dara Singh`s claim

Sri Lanka Premier League on Wednesday denied Vindoo Dara Singh`s claims that two bookies had owned one of the franchises of the SLPL, which conducted its inaugural edition last year.

We`ve zero tolerance policy towards corruption: SLC secretary

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.

Six cricket umpires involved in match-fixing: Report

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.

SLPL has given Lanka edge ahead of T20 WC: Malinga

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga feels that his side will have a distinct advantage over other countries during next month`s Twenty20 World Cup.

Pak to depend on SL Premier League for Australia ``home`` series preparation

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.

PCB releases players for SLPL

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.

56 foreign players in SLPL

The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League will feature 56 foreign cricketers, not one of them Indian, after the seven franchises made their choices in a closed-door players` draft system here.

Sri Lanka Premier League names Afridi, Gayle international icons

West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi have been named as the two international icon players for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) that begins on August 10.

Sri Lanka happy with Premier League bids

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) expressed satisfaction at the progress made over the bids process for Sri Lanka Premier League franchises.

Sri Lanka invites bids for SLPL franchises

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced invitations to bid for Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises, a statement on Monday

Sri Lanka to go ahead with SLPL with or without Indian players

The Sri Lanka Premier League would go ahead as planned even without non participation of Indian players, Sri Lankan Cricket Secretary said on Friday.

Gibbs confirms participation in Sri Lanka T20 league

South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs has confirmed that he will be taking part in the upcoming Sri Lanka Premier League T20 tournament.

Sri Lanka Premier League from Aug 10 to 31

The inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament will be played from August 10 to 31, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Thursday.

Sri Lanka Premier League postponed to next year

The inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) has been postponed to August 2012.

Sri Lanka to scale down T20 league

Sri Lanka`s cash-strapped cricket governing body is likely to scale down its inaugural Twenty20 league and go ahead without foreign players, a source close to the process said on Tuesday.

`BCCI still worried about Modi`s link with SLPL`

Sri Lanka Sports Minister once again rejected BCCI`s concern about former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi`s involvement with the SLPL.

SLPL`s marketing partner denies Modi connection

Lalit Modi is not associated with the Sri Lanka Premier League in any capacity, according to the tournament`s marketing partner Somerset Entertainment Ventures (SEV).