Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva has said SLC hopes to resume the SLC Major League tournament on July 14.
The league – which comprise 14 teams – played six matches each (except for Badureliya and NCC) in the group stage before it was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic around 15 March.
The super eight stage of this premier domestic tournament will be four day encounters, while the balance six teams will play in the Plate Championship. CCC and NCC are the only unbeaten teams in the tournament so far.
Several first class cricketers’ income too was affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from SLC contracted cricketers and some club contracted cricketers most of the domestic cricketers only earn through match fees, and since there was no cricket for the past three months, they had to undergo financial hardship.
Also, they earn extra money through their mercantile contracts to play MCA cricket leagues, but due to the crisis, some of the country’s leading mercantile companies have cancelled the cricketers’ contracts.
SLC helped all of their member clubs financially to overcome the present difficult situation, but so far those benefits haven’t reached players in need of assistance, and they will be thrilled with the news about the resumption of domestic cricket…