Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to conduct a District One Day tournament to make up for the Premier limited-overs tournament which is currently on hold due to an enjoining order issued by Colombo District Court.
The enjoining order was given on February 17 restricting the country’s cricket governing body from proceeding with the much-awaited Premier limited overs tournament without including Negombo Cricket Club, who raised concerns that they have been unfairly kept out.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to scrap the Premier Limited Overs Tournament with the new District tournament which starts tomorrow (15th March) and it will feature all 24 clubs representing the districts in Sri Lanka.
Each of the 8 groups will have three teams comprising first-class players from each of the Tier A and B first class teams. Each team will play each other twice on a home and away basis with the winner of each group advancing to the quarter finals. The final has been scheduled to be played on 2nd April at SSC.
According to reliable sources, this tournament has been granted List A status but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to officially announce the tournament or the fixtures.