Sri Lanka launches its own Women’s National Super League (WNSL)

In a groundbreaking move for women’s cricket in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to launch the Women’s National Super League (WNSL) in February 2024. This initiative marks a significant elevation for women’s cricket in the country, providing a platform for female cricketers to showcase their talent in the country’s elite domestic competition.

Sri Lanka launches its own Women’s National Super League (WNSL). PC: Getty
Sri Lanka launches its own Women’s National Super League (WNSL). PC: Getty

The WNSL will consist of two consecutive tournaments – a 50-over competition starting on February 6th and a T20 tournament scheduled from February 15th to 20th. Both tournaments will be held in Colombo, showcasing the growing prominence and development of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

Four teams – Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Galle – will compete in the inaugural edition of the Women’s National Super League. This move is a testament to Sri Lanka Cricket’s commitment to fostering a competitive environment and providing opportunities for female cricketers to excel at the domestic level.

The 50-over tournament, kicking off on February 6th, is expected to be a crucial stepping stone for players aspiring to national recognition. With the participation of 60 talented cricketers, the competition promises to be intense, setting the stage for a high level of cricketing action.

The significance of the Women’s National Super League extends beyond the field, as it opens doors for players to make their mark and progress to higher levels of the game. The competition serves as a vital pathway for players to catch the attention of national selectors, creating a direct link between domestic success and international opportunities.

The participating teams – Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Galle – will battle it out in the 50-over format, showcasing their skills, teamwork, and determination to emerge victorious. The competition is expected to foster healthy rivalries and contribute to the overall development of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

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Following the conclusion of the 50-over tournament, the excitement will continue with the T20 competition of the WNSL from February 15th to 20th. The shorter format is known for its fast-paced and thrilling nature, providing an additional platform for players to showcase their adaptability and flair.

As Sri Lanka Cricket takes this progressive step in promoting women’s cricket, the WNSL aims to not only elevate the standard of domestic competition but also inspire a new generation of female cricketers. By providing a structured and competitive league, SLC is laying the foundation for the continued growth and success of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

In conclusion, the launch of the Women’s National Super League in Sri Lanka is a historic moment that underscores the nation’s commitment to fostering talent and providing a robust platform for women in cricket. With the upcoming tournaments set to captivate cricket enthusiasts, the WNSL is poised to become a cornerstone in the development of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

50-over format

DATE MATCHES VENUE
6-Feb-24
Dambulla V Galle P Sara
Colombo v Kandy Colts
8-Feb-24
Galle v Colombo P Sara
Kandy v Dambulla Colts
10-Feb-24
Dambulla v Colombo P Sara
Kandy v Galle BRC
12-Feb-24 TBC v TBC (Final) Colts

20-over format

DATE MATCHES VENUE
15-Feb-24
Dambulla v Galle
Colts
Colombo v Kandy
17-Feb-24
Dambulla v Colombo
Kandy v Galle
19-Feb-24
Galle v Colombo
Kandy Dambulla
20-Feb-24 TBC v TBC (Final)
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