SLC has decided to immediately halt all board-conducted domestic tournaments.
SLC stops all tournament in Sri Lanka
“Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to immediately halt all board-conducted domestic tournaments, this includes the ongoing Major Club 3-Day Tournament and also the Invitational Club Tier ‘B’ 3-Day Tournament. Accordingly, Sri Lanka Cricket is compelled to suspend all Sri Lanka Cricket -organised domestic cricket tournaments until clarification is obtained on the same,”. SLC stated in a media release.
The decision was taken to restructure domestic cricket in Sri Lanka. However, back in 2021, the board had a plan to restructure their domestic tournaments. Earlier, the two-tier structure was part of domestic cricket. Then in 2021, it was abandon. The board introduces a two groups of 13 teams to play domestic cricket in Sri Lanka.
There were many reports stating that SLC is seeking approval for the new structure of domestic cricket. However, there is no response from the sports minister. Therefore, to seek clarity on the issue the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has put a halt to all domestic tournaments.
SLC is now hosting the Asia Cup 2023 along with the Pakistan Cricket Board. The groundsmen are doing their best to make matches happen despite bad weather.