In Sri Lanka, cricket is followed by millions. Our players have never let the nation down in big tournaments. This includes World Cups, Champion Trophies, WT20's and now tournaments like IPL, BPL, KFC BIG BASH amd ENGLISH T20 etc.
But same cannot be said; about our sports ministry, Cricket board and player associations. The greed for money and corruption has sucked the life out of this governing bodies.
SLPL is one way in which our governing bodies can win the trust of our people, by uniting Sri Lankans with rest of the cricketing world. This tournament can be only declared successful if things are done properly, minus the corruption and political influence. Sri Lanka missed a great chance to win a world cup due to the political influence last year. I hope this doesn't repeat with SLPL.
If this does, its gonna be another fallen leaf without notice. No meaning and desire. I wish SLPL all the success. Make our nation proud.