SLC tournament faces cancellation, here is the reason
T20 leagues have been starting in different parts of the world as cricket is slowly making its return although the global pandemic is not still over. Sri Lanka cricket authoritirs was also about to resume the in the game, but the cancellation of UVA tournament has made the waiting longer.
Sri Lanka began the UVA T20 Premier League which was started from Monday (June 29, 2020). Monaragala Hornets, Unilions Mahiyanganaya, Badulla Sea Eagles and Wellawaya Vipers these four teams were expected to compete in the tournament. In fact two matches were completed at the opening day.
But it’s a matter of disappointment that, after the completion of two games, the tournament has been postponed. The legal team of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) unauthorised the tournament accronding to the report. Although the board itself had earlier approved the UVA Premier League therefore it was a surprising decision.
Some star players from the national team Farveez Maharoof, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilan Thushara, Dasun Shanaka and Ajantha Mendis were supposed to play in the tournament and show their magic. Although they didn’t play in the first two matches.
Meanwhile, cricketer Maharoof clarified the rumours about his playing on the tournament and confirmed that the news was fake.
Cancellation of tournament in Sri Lanka is not a new things. The PDC T10 League was scheduled to begin from June 25, and players like Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis were supposed to play in the tournament was cancelled few days ago. The SLC had claimed that the organisers hadn’t sought the required permission for the tournament.
While the captivating game is all set to resume from July 8 when England and West Indies will face each other in the first game of the three-match Test series at Ageas Bowl in Southampton Sri Lanka was supposed to return in cricket with series against Bangladesh. But the series was cancelled with the consent of both boards.