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Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) in collaboration with T-Ten Global Sports are expected to conduct the first-ever edition of the dynamic T-10 cricket tournament for both men and women scheduled to be held in June next year for 12 days and arrangements have been already finalised to have a successful T-10 tournament said SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva at a press conference held at the Cinnamon Lake side hotel yesterday.

The T10 which is the fastest format in cricket was the brainchild of Shaji-Ul-Mulk who is the Chairman of the T10 league attended the launching ceremony and as one of ICC member countries, Sri Lanka is going to host this event which consists of six men’s teams and four women’s teams.

T-10 cricket will provide our local cricketers the exposure and their talent is very much needed to produce great cricketers. The skills and talent of T10 cricket always give much excitement and entertainment while Ten Sports Management’s partnership with this new format will give a big boost to Sri Lanka Cricket said, Mohan de Silva.

The team franchise in the Abu Dhabi T10 attracted more than 16,100 international player registrations and we expect more for this Sri Lanka T-10. Sri Lanka T10 League is expected to attract the most impressive international cricketers and also shine the spotlight on bright young talents from the Emerald Island. The T-Ten sports Management firm has been a constant source of support for the shortest format in the game and the exponential rate of growth is a testament to the fact that cricket fans and stakeholders believe in T10 cricket, said Shaji Ul Mulk Chairman TTen Global Sports.

SLC President Shammi Silva said, this T10 is ideal for Sri Lanka women’s cricketers as they are very keen to play the shortest format and SLC has the idea to conduct this T10 League as same as LPL with franchise teams and sponsors which is important for the country to bring more dollars as well as good for the country’s economy. SLC is expected to conduct LPL on event August while the T-10 League in every December as an annual event.

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