SLC to conduct inaugural T-10 tournament in Dec

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket has reportedly approved a plan to conduct the inaugural edition of a T-10 cricket tournament in December this year.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the SLC executive committee at its headquarters here, where the proposal to conduct a T-10 tournament was "unanimously approved", the local Daily News reports.

Eight teams are scheduled to take part in the tournament which is to be played in two venues. The names of teams and the venues are yet to be finalised.

The event will be held after the conclusion of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) in November, as all players who participate will be free without any further engagement and as a result, SLC opted to use this time frame to give these players a further opportunity to get into action, the publication reports.

SLC has decided to have six overseas players in a squad, and the tournament will be conducted on par with International T-20 standards. For the record, the tournament will be effectively be the second major cricket event after the LPL to be held in the Emerald Isles. 

The LPL got postponed on several occasions due to the outbreak of COVID-19, which delayed health authorities granting permission.