MUMBAI: The BCCI will not allow Indian cricket players to
participate in the Sri Lanka Premier League, a move seen as
protecting the Indian Premier League from facing any competition
BCCI's main contention is that if it permits Indian players
to play in the Sri Lanka league, then it may set a precedent
for other leagues across the world.
a severe setback, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to go
ahead with the event with or without Indian partcipation.
Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said, "We will go ahead
with the tournament with or without Indian players".
also said that SLC had not been officially told that Indian
players would not take part in SLPL.
league will take place in August before the Twenty20 World
Cup. Last year the league did not take off as the BCCI did
not allow Indian players to take part.