Colombo: Indian business enterprises showed keen interest in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League and bought all the seven contesting franchises on offer, even as the BCCI decided not to allow its players to participate in the Twenty20 league.
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had even last year prohibited its players from participating in the league, which forced the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to abort the opening season of the SLPL.
While Wadhawan Holdings shelled out the highest bid –$5.02 million – for Wayamba, Number One Sports Consulting offered a bid of $ 4.98 million for Kandurata.
The Uva and Ruhuna went to Success Sports and Pearl Overseas respectively for an amount of $ 4.6 million.
Basnahira was bought by Indian Cricket Dundee at $ 4.33 million, while Uthura at $ 3.4 million went to Rudra Sports. Varun Beverages, meanwhile, spent $3.22 million for Nagenahira.