Cricket Business : Question mark over PDC T10 league as SLC declares tournament not ‘endorsed’ by board

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that none of the contracted players of the SLC have sought permission to take part in the PDC T10 League. SLC has further declared that PDC T10 League is not endorsed by the cricket board. 
 

“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that none of the contracted players of the SLC have sought permission to take part in a contest ”PDC T10 League” nor Sri Lanka Cricket has endorsed a tournament called ”PDC T10 League” #SLC #LKA,” SLC tweeted. As per media reports, several Sri Lankan players were scheduled to play in the league, set to start on June 25.

 

 

In another tweet, SLC wrote, “Several recent media reports published stated that several Sri Lanka players will take part in a tournament called ”PDC T10 League,” which, according to the said reports will be held in Sri Lanka, starting 25th June.”

Reiterating the same, SLC tweeted, “However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that none of the contracted players of the SLC have sought permission to take part in a contest of such nor Sri Lanka Cricket has endorsed a tournament of such. #SLC #LKA.”

 

Top Sri Lankan cricketers were announced to return to action after the coronavirus-forced hiatus when they participate in the PDC T10 league 2020, a 12-day tournament beginning on June 25. Some of the prominent names featuring in the event included Ajantha Mendis, Chamara Silva, Nuwan Kulasekara, Asela Gunarathna, Dhammika Prasad, Sachithra Senanayake, Chamara Kapugedra, Thilan Thushara Mirando and Ishara Amerasinghe.

Now it will be interesting to watch, whether the announced players will play in the league or not. 
 

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Format of the PDC T10 League

The eight participating teams will be divided into two groups playing a total of 46 games at the historic and world heritage site Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, a release said.

The league marks the return of cricket in the island nation since COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to all sporting activities.

Hurricane Blasters, Spartan Heroes, Power Gladiators, Chillow Warriors, Puttlum Stars, Global Riders, Royal Lions and Giant Legends will be divided into two groups with each team playing a total of nine group games each and one game against a team from the other group.

The group stage will be played in the round-robin league format which will be followed by the qualifiers and eliminator games before playing the all-important PDC T10 league final.

When and Where to Watch Live Sri Lanka PDC T10 League LIVE

  Live Streaming
All the matches of the Sri Lanka PDC T10 League will be streamed live on Sports Tiger by My TEAM XI