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No Indian players in SLPL
The BCCI bosses have decided not to send any Indian player for the SLPL. It has been a major blow to the tournament as the Sri Lankan cricket board depended heavily on India for revenue.
AFTER THE success of the Indian Premier league for four years, the Sri Lankan Cricket board also called for a Sri Lankan Premier league, which would see players from various countries participating in the event. But, the BCCI has decided not to send Indian players in the SLPL. The decision has been taken by the BCCI when they held a telephonic conference on Thursday. It is a major blow to the Sri Lankan cricket board that had planned the mega event with several Indian cricket stars participation.
 
The Sri Lankan board want the Indian player’s participation so badly that they are even willing to take care of the Indian player’s financial interests. Initially, it had been said that Somerset Entertainment Ventures would be handling the contract of the international players, which did not go very well with the Indian board.
 
The BCCI also fears about the payment of the players contracts. According to some media reports the Indian board thinks that Lalit Modi is involved in the tournament so they are unwilling to send in the Indian players who are available for the tournament.
 
There are major chances that there might not be any broadcaster who wants to showcase the mega event in India. If it is the case then it would be very difficult for the Sri Lankan cricket board to earn revenues from India. Some experts even say that the tournament may be a local affair if there are no Indian players in the fray. They need to bring in more players from other countries to make it a global event.
 
With this stance of the BCCI, will the Sri Lankan board release their players to play in the IPL next season?

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