Aug 10, Colombo: The opening ceremony of Mahindra Sri Lanka Premier League will be held today (August 10) at 7:30 p.m. in Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
Around 1,500 distinguished invitees are to participate in the opening ceremony today.
The event will be filled with Sri Lankan flavored cultural and international entertainment events, the organizers say.
Maxi Priest and the band along with Chris Gayle, Bathiya and Santhush with Lasith Malinga & Tillakaratne Dilshan, Reenie With Sanath Jayasuriya, Lanthra & Ashanthi, Arjun Kumaraswami and Lazer Act are to perform in the opening ceremony.
The T20 League kicks off from August 11 and will be played over three weeks at two venues - Colombo and Kandy. The tournament will be running till 31st August 2012.
The inaugural edition of Mahindra SLPL will feature seven provincial teams in a round-robin league format, with the winners having the distinction of playing in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) as one of the teams in the qualifiers.
India's leading SUV manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has partnered with the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), as their Title Sponsors and the league will be known as Mahindra Sri Lanka Premier League (Mahindra SLPL).