Sri Lanka Cricket outlaws shadowy show

A move to conduct an illegal showbiz cricket series featuring former ODI players in Anuradhapura has been rubbished by Sri Lanka Cricket and subdequently abandoned by its shadowy organisers.

The tournament that was to be run bordering the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was to be the franchise property of an unnamed “outside party” and worked off from June 25 to July 6.

It was to have teams with rousing names like Hurricane Blasters, Royal Lions and Giant Legends and among the players reportedly lined up were the retired duo of Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekera, Chamara Kapugedera…

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