What is special about the SLPL T20 2011 tournament this year from the previous versions is the presence of 25 plus foreign players in the league. There will be 16-18 players in a team consisting at most 5 foreign players, but in match only 4 of them and others are Sri Lankan players including an under 21 cricketer. Many players from many countries has extended their hand towards the tournament including India, but BCCI has decided not to send Indian Players, as BCCI doubts the hands of Lalit Mody who has accused in a IPL corruption related case behind SLPL 2011, though Sri Lankan Cricket Board has denied the matter. Thus 12 Indian Cricketers loses their opportunity to be in Sri Lankan Premier League. Shoib Akthar of Pakistan had decided to join the SLPL T20 tournament, but later he pulled him self out due to personal reasons.
Here is the list of foreign players who has consented to participate in SLPL tournament till the date, you may can expect more foreign players in the coming days.
International Players Expected to Play in SLPL T20 2011
Pakistan: Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razaq, Muhammed Sami, Mizbahu-ul –Haq, Umar Gul
Australia: Shaun Tait, Daniel Christian, David Warner, Callum Ferguson
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hassan, Shaiful Islam, Muhammed Ashraful
Ireland: Kevin O'Brien
Afridi will Play for Nagenahira Nagas and Daniel Vettory will play for Uthura Oryxes. The teams of other foreign players will be announced soon.
Update: More Pakistani Players to join SLPL
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