Board should take grip of LPL – Aravinda

The recent Lanka Premier League (LPL) player draft caused dismay with unscrupulous player managers manipulating the process with support from some franchise owners.

Several top players, including eight that were in the United Arab Emirates for the T20 World Cup, were missing from the squads that were finalised in secret, igniting a social media backlash with even Head of the National Sports Council Mahela Jayawardena openly venting his frustration.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) acted belatedly, nominating 10 players from among the dozens of possible candidates who were overlooked by the five franchises. This, however, did not answer the issues raised over the player draft. It just made a disgruntled few happy.

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