The first edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) T20 tournament will be played from August 10 to 31, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Thursday.
The matches are to take place at the Premadasa stadium and at the Pallekele stadium in the central district of Kandy.
The SLC was forced to postpone the event after the BCCI refused to allow its cricketers to participate in the SLPL as it suspected a link between the sponsors and Lalit Modi, the former IPL commissioner.
Mahindra & Mahindra is the title sponsor and ESPN-Star will be broadcasting the live coverage in India.
The SLPL 2012 consists of seven teams and 56 foreign players will be playing. No players participating from India or England.
Twenty20 star player Chris Gayle will be miss the SLPL 2012.
The SLC officials said they were confident of the participation of Indian and Pakistani players in the SLPL, which will precede the ICC T20 World Cup hosted here between September 18 and October 7.
Teams of Sri Lanka Premier league (SLPL):
1. Basnahira XI (Western Zone): TM Dilshan(Captain)
2. Wayamba XI (North Western Zone): Mahela Jayawardane(Captain)
3. Ruhunu XI (Southern Zone): Sanath Jayasooriya(Captain)
4. Kandurata XI (Central Zone): K Sangakkara(Captain)
5. Uva XI (Uva Zone): Chaminda Vaas(Captain)
6. Uthura Xi (Nothern Zone): Daniel Vettori(Captain)
7. Nehenagira XI (Eastern Zone): Sahid Afridi(Captain)
• India: Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, Manish Pandey, Manoj Tiwary, Paul Valthaty, Ravindra Jadeja, Saurabh Tiwary, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin
• Pakistan : Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq Umar Gul, and Saeed Ajmal
• West Indies: Chris Gayle, Bravo Cousins
• South Africa: Hershal Gibbs
• New Zealand: Danial Vettori
• Australia: Saun Tait, David Warner, Saun Marsh