MUMBAI, June 19 (PTI): The BCCI has debarred Indian players from taking part in the Sri Lankan Premier League as the event is being organised by a �private party� based in Singapore instead of the island nation�s Cricket Board.
�We took the decision at an informal meeting of 18-20 members held yesterday that no Indian cricketer will be given permission to take part in the league as it is being organised by a private party based in Singapore. The Board�s policy is not to allow players to take part in private party-organised tournaments,� BCCI president Shashank Manohar told PTI from Nagpur.
Manohar said unless the Board gives them a No Objection Certificate, Indian players cannot participate in the Lankan Twenty20 league, which is being organised by a private party on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket.
�We have to give them permission and we have decided not to give it. We have already informed the Sri Lanka Cricket about it,� he elaborated.
The SLPL is to be conducted at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo from July 19 to August 4 and a dozen Indian cricketers, including Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel and R Ashwin who were part of the ODI series that ended recently in the West Indies, have shown their interest in taking part in it.