Sri Lanka first-class cricket tournament to be reduced to 15 teams

Bhanuka Rajapaksa - Club Cricket - First-Class Cricket - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Major Club tournament will be reduced to 15 teams by the end of the 2023 domestic cricket season as a new cricket structure sees the demotion of 11 teams to the Governors Trophy during the next three seasons.

Under this plan that was approved by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) membership at a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Saturday, all 26 first class clubs will play in two groups of 13 teams each. All 26 clubs will have equal status as opposed to previous years where they played in two different Tiers – Tier A comprising 14 clubs and Tier B with 12 clubs…

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    • Reduced to 15 teams in 3 years. It should be no more than 5 or 6 teams and it should be done now not in three years. Things change at SLC every year. Three year plans don’t make sense because it may not even be the same administration in 12 months.