SLC said the decision was taken following a request by several franchise owners, owing to the draft coinciding with the ‘Diwali’ festival period.
A total of 600 players, consisting of 300 overseas and 300 Sri Lankan players will feature in the upcoming draft, which will be held virtually with the participation of the five franchise owners and SLC officials.
The draft consists of 20 rounds, covering several player categories, such as Local and Overseas Icon Player’ Local and Overseas Diamond Player, Local and Overseas Gold Player, and Local and Overseas Classic Player.
There will be Local Emerging and Supplementary Local rounds focusing on selecting Sri Lanka’s young talent.
A squad will consist of 20 players, with 14 local and 06 overseas players.