The chairman and secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will meet with the BCCI on Wednesday in an attempt to convince the Indian board to allow its players to participate in the Sri Lanka Premier League. Sri Lanka's sports minister, Mahindanda Aluthgamage, has asked DS de Silva, the chairman, and Nishantha Ranatunga, the secretary, to travel to India to clear the air between the boards. ESPNcricinfo has learned that a meeting has been arranged to discuss the BCCI's objections to the Sri Lankan tournament.
"I have instructed the chairman and the secretary to rush to India and convince the Indian board officials to allow their players to play in our tournament," Aluthgamage told the Daily Mirror. "The chairman will be directly arriving from London, where he has been with the Sri Lanka team, and Ranatunga will join him from Sri Lanka."
Despite the BCCI's reservations, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA) both offered their support to the SLPL. Gerald Majola, the chief executive of CSA said that "if the home board endorses the tournament, then we endorse it and we have no problem with them playing in the CLT20." And Tony Irish, head of the South Africa Players Association, confirmed that the South African players would receive no-objection certificates to participate in the tournament.