The Board of Control for Cricket in India has once again 'rejected' Sri Lanka Cricket's appeal to let Indian stars play in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League, tentatively scheduled to be held in August.
The BCCI feels that if it allows the players to play in the SLPL, it will have to let them appear in T20 leagues organized by other Test-playing nations.
SLC is hoping to get those Indian cricketers who won't make it to the national team but as of now, the Indian board's reluctance has poured cold water on the plan.
The SLPL was set to be launched last year itself but the non-availability of Indian players stymied the event.
However, SLC says the tournament will go ahead as planned.