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Sri Lanka one day and T20 international Skipper Dasun Shanaka, Deputy Skipper Dhananjaya de Silva, former Captain Dinesh Chandimal and Ashan Priyanjan were appointed Captains of their respective teams SLC Greys, SLC Blues, SLC Reds, and SLC Greens respectively. Also each squad will reduced to 15 players per side.
In the initial round of this T20 league, each team will play six games where they will play two games each day, with the first game starting at 2.30 p.m. and the second game will start at 7 p.m. under flood lights. The top two teams will automatically qualify for the final, which will be played on 24 August 2021.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Invitational T20 League tournament will be the preparation path for the upcoming South Africa tour of Sri Lanka in September 2021 and the T20 World Cup 2021 in October.
The four squads will be as follows,
SLC Reds: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Avishka Fernando (Vice Captain), Akila Dananjaya, Oshada Fernando, Binura Fernando, , Asitha Fernando, Muditha Lakshan, Asela Gunaratne, Lasith Abeyratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Chamika Karunaratne, Jehan Daniel, Santhush Gunathilake, Himesh Ramanayake, Nipun Dananjaya
SLC Greys: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Charith Asalanka (Vice Captain), Minod Bhanuka, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chathuranga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Milinda Siriwardana, Udith Madushan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Gunasekara, Koshan Jayawickrama, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Daniel, Prabath Jayasuriya, and Matheesha Pathirana
SLC Blues: Dhananjaya de Silva (Captain), Angelo Perera (Vice Captain), Suranga Lakmal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ashen Bandara, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kalana Perera, Ashan Randika, Dilshan Madushanka, Shiran Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Mahesh Theekshana, Himasha Liyanage, Pawan Rathnayake, Nishan Madushka.
SLC Greens: Ashan Priyanjan (Captain), Kamindu Mendis (Vice Captain), Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Suminda Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Udara, Mahela Udawatta, Kamil Mishara, Pathum Nissanka, Saminda Fernando, Sammu Ashan, Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Thushara.