Key New Zealand players unavailable for Sri Lanka T20 league
SLPL player draft to be held on July 5
By Staff Writers | June 30, 2012
Sri Lanka have approached several players from New Zealand to take part in the upcoming Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) but none of their star Test players will be available.
The SLPL player draft will be held from July 5 to 6, with contracts valued at $20,000 to $30,000.
Both New Zealand and India are scheduled to play a Test series at the end of August, which has resulted in all of the Black Caps' top players being unavailable.
Sri Lankan fans will not see the likes of Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori and Ross Taylor who have featured prominently in India's IPL tournament.
Earlier, it was reported that India's players too would be unavailable for the IPL-style tournament in Sri Lanka.
The inaugural SLPL gets underway on August 10.
Update: This piece has been revised. It was previously stated that a player auction will be held. Instead, a player draft will take place on July 5 and 6.
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