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Afridi, Gayle among star-studded icons for SLPL

  Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi and West Indies opener Chris Gayle have been named the two international iconic players for the inaugural Sri Lanka Twenty20 premier league, Sri Lanka Cricket said. The August 10-31 tournament will also feature Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene and former skippers Kumar Sangakkara and Tilakaratne Dilshan among the star-studded line-up, the governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.Hard-hitting Gayle, will represent the Uva Province, while Afridi will play for Nagenahira, SLC said. Sri Lanka Cricket has secured bids in excess of 30 million dollars...

Sri Lanka T20 League attracts bids over US $30 Million

  Colombo: In a major breakthrough for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), all seven Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises have been snapped up with bids worth over $30 million (Dh110 million), a statement said Tuesday. This is $9 million above the amount expected by SLC, the cricket board said in the statement. When the deadline for bids closed Monday, the seven franchises had racked up an average bid of $4.31 million each, with the highest estimated at $5 million. The base price per franchise was $3 million, Xinhua reported. Analysts...



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Jayasuriya, Gayle among top picks in SLPL

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  Sanath Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka opener, was one of six players to be valued at the maximum price of $35,000 in the local player portion of the draft for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League. The other five other players valued in the top bracket were current Sri...

Afridi, Gayle among star-studded icons for SLPL

  Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi and West Indies opener Chris Gayle have been named the two international iconic players for the inaugural Sri Lanka Twenty20 premier league, Sri Lanka Cricket said. The August 10-31 tournament will also feature Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene and former skippers Kumar Sangakkara and Tilakaratne...