Colombo: Indian business enterprises showed keen interest in the introductory edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) and bought all the seven contesting franchises on offer, while the BCCI decided not to allow its players to participate in the Twenty20 league.
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had even previous year prohibited its players from participating in the league, which forced the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to abandon the opening season of the SLPL.
While Wadhawan Holdings pay the maximum bid $5.02 million for Wayamba, Number One Sports Consulting offered a bid of $4.98 million for Kandurata.
The Uva and Ruhuna went to Success Sports and Pearl Overseas respectively for an amount of $4.6 million.
Basnahira was bought by Indian Cricket Dundee at $4.33 million, whereas Uthura at $3.4 million went to Rudra Sports.
The debut edition of the SLPL is scheduled to start from August 10, with the final to be held on August 31. The franchises will be allowed maximum of 18 players, comprising six foreign cricketers, for registration. But, a team can play only two foreigners in the playing eleven.