20th October, 2020
A total of 258 local players were included in the concluded ‘Lanka Premier League Player Draft,’ which was held yesterday (19th October), with the participation of the five franchises of the tournament and the SLC officials.
The local players went into the draft under four categories, and all categorized players were displayed during the draft, thus giving every player an equal opportunity of getting selected.
The selection of the players to their teams was the ‘sole right’ of the franchises, except for the Local Icon player, who was assigned by the SLC for the respective franchises.
The local players were categorized under the below-given criteria.
Under the ‘Gold Local’, a total of 21 players went into the draft, and the said players were chosen from the SLC’s centrally contracted National Players and SLC’s contracted Domestic Players.
Under the ‘Classic Local’, a total of 36 players went into the draft, and it included SLC’s centrally contracted National Players and SLC’s contracted Domestic Players.
Under the ‘Emerging Local’ category, a total of 109 players nominated by the coaches of the High Performance Center of the SLC were included in the draft, whilst it was mandatory for all teams to select 2 players, each from this category.
Under the ‘Supplementary Local category’, a total of 92 players, were included in the draft and it consisted both Domestic Club Cricketers and Emerging Cricketers and was nominated by the High Performance Center of the SLC and the Major Clubs.
Under the draft rules, it was mandatory for all teams to select 4 players, each from this category.
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