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Twitter Premier League Sri Lanka #TPLSL, 2nd Edition!

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Twitter Premier League Sri Lanka or more famously known as #TPLSL, a soft ball cricket tournament among the Sri Lankan Twitter community organized by Etisalat is scheduled to be held on 01st of September this year. After the immense success they had last year, Etisalat say they have some pleasant surprises in store for the TPLSL second edition, to make it another more exciting experience for the local Tweeps.

306381_10151986585355203_1695595771_nCricket and the Sri Lankan Twittersphere have what could only be described as an intimate bond. Whenever a cricket game is being played, especially if the game involves the Sri Lankan team, the local Twitter space buzzes with enthusiasm, encouragement and sometimes even frustration. So being able to play some serious cricket with the fellow Twitter comrades was indeed a new experience for the local Tweeps. With TPLSL first edition last year, Tweeps had the chance to showcase their cricketing skills competitively, yet with undeniable comradery.

This year too, TPLSL is going to be packed with excitement and also some surprises, says Koshal Krishnakumar (@KoshalKK), one of the organizers this year representing Etisalat Sri Lanka. One of the most significant changes this year is the Indian Premier League (IPL) based model for the 24 teams that will be playing for supremacy on September 01st. Each team has a ‘Franchise Owner’ who was selected from a Twitter community vote. They are responsible for the subsequent player reservations and player bidding processes. To coordinate and direct the progress of TPLSL this year, Etisalat has formed a Governing Council which would provide guidance for the movement of the tournament. Also they have hosted a dedicated web portal (play.etisalat.lk) for all the TPLSL related activities and information flow where the Tweeps were able to register themselves as players and they were provided with user profiles. This would indeed be a refreshing experience to the community and by the time of this article was being drafted; TPLSL 2nd Edition has reached the step where the Franchise Owners will be bidding for players.

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TPLSL first edition had twelve teams which competed for the coveted trophy. After an intense battle among the teams, Panadura Talk-O-Holics emerged as the champions. J.M. Arshad (@jm_arshad) was nominated as the Man of the Match and also Man of the Series. Some of the memorable moments of TPLSL last year can be found here. Also you can find the video for the presentation ceremony. We will keep you updated with the progress of TPLSL and the entertainment it has to offer.

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