|Super Fours Provicial T20 Tournament|
|Administrator||Sri Lanka Cricket|
|Tournament format||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Number of teams||6 (2007–10), 5 (2011), 4 (2013)|
|Current champion||Kandurata Maroons|
|Most successful||Wayamba elevens (3 titles)|
|Qualification||Champions League Twenty20|
|Most runs||Jeevantha Kulatunga (627)|
|Most wickets||Thissara Perera (31)|
Super Fours Provincial T20 Tournament earlier known as Inter-Provincial Twenty20 is a Twenty 20 domestic Cricket competition in Sri Lanka held by Sri Lanka Cricket. It is one of three Inter-Provincial Cricket tournaments. Sri Lanka used to have a Twenty20 Tournament which was conducted from 2004–2008 and was held between the clubs in Sri Lanka. From 2008 to 2011 the Inter-Provincial twenty20 became the main stream domestic twenty20 competition in Sri Lanka. Wayamba elevens has been in all finals and won the first three tournaments, while Ruhuna won the final tournament. It was replaced by the Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012, but later revived in 2013, as Super Fours Provincial T20 Tournament.
Wayamba elevens wins the first Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament, but they were not invited to the 2008 Champions League Twenty20 which included only teams from India, South Africa, Australia, England and Pakistan, but the tournament was ultimately cancelled due to The Attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai, India.
This season was the first one to have a different winner, other than Wayamba Elevens who had won all the previous 3 tournaments. Ruhuna Elevens won the tournament and qualified for CLT20 to be held in India. The fourth season of the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 was to be replaced by the Sri Lankan Premier League. There were franchise teams along with the inclusion of two extra provinces and the tournament was to allow international players to play, however the 2011 Sri Lanka Premier League was postponed due to allegations of corruption and incompetence by Sri Lanka Cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had also decided not to allow Indian players to play in the tournament which later became the primary cause. Ruhuna elevens win their first Inter-Provincial Twenty20 tournament and qualifies for the qualifying stage of the 2011 Champions League Twenty20.
Also, this was supposed to be the last tournament before SLPL replaced it in 2012, but due to cancellation of SLPL, it will happen for a final time in 2013.
After the cancellation of 2013 Sri Lanka Premier League due to all eight franchises refused to pay their tournament fee, and also failed to guarantee player payments, Sri Lanka Cricket announced that the Super Fours Provincial T20 Tournament will replace SLPL for this year. The primary concern was to have a team crowned champion and hand them a trip to the qualifiers of CLT20 in India to represent Sri Lanka. This tournament, however, will be 4-team tournament lasting for only 7 matches which is the lowest of all the seasons. This is also the first time that Wayamba Elevens will not be part of the tournament. It will begin on 10 August and will last up to 17 August. All seven matches in the league will take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo All the teams have been renamed. Angelo Mathews will captain the Basnahira Greens, Dinesh Chandimal the Uthura Yellows, Lahiru Thirimanne the Kandurata Maroons and Lasith Malinga will lead the Ruhuna Reds. Each team plays each other once, before the two top sides qualify for the final.
Teams in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 were based around representation of the Provinces of Sri Lanka. The first three tournaments hosted six teams including either a schools representative team or a Sri Lanka Cricket representative team. However the fourth season only hosted five teams all representing a province as well as a Combined Provinces team, for those provinces that were not represented by one team and in the last season there were even lesser teams (4).
|Year||Final venue||Man of the tournament||Final|
|Welagedara Stadium||Chinthaka Jayasinghe||Wayamba
174 for 9 (20 overs)
|Won by 31 runs
143 all out (19.1 overs)
|Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||Isuru Udana||Wayamba
149 for 5 (19 overs)
|Won by 5 runs
144 all out (19.1 overs)
|Tyronne Fernando Stadium||Jeevantha Kulatunga||Wayamba
208 for 8 (20 overs)
|Won by 95 runs
113 all out (13.2 overs)
|R Premadasa Stadium||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Ruhuna
198 for 7 (20 overs)
|Won the one-over eliminator (Match tied)
198 for 8 (20 overs)
|R Premadasa Stadium||Nuwan Kulasekara||Kandurata Maroons
113 for 3 (17 overs)
|Won by 7 Wickets
109 for 7 (20 overs)
|Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||Seekkuge Prasanna||Southern Express
161 for 8 (20 overs)
|Won by 4 runs
157 for 9 (20 overs)
|2007–08||Wayamba||Ruhuna||Basnahira North||Kandurata||Basnahira South||Schools Invitation XI|
|2008–09||Wayamba||Basnahira South||Kandurata||Ruhuna||Basnahira North||Schools Invitation XI|
|2009–10||Wayamba||Ruhuna||Kandurata||Basnahira South||Basnahira North||Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI|
|2013||Kandurata Maroons||Basnahira Greens||Ruhuna Reds||Uthura Yellows||None||None|
|2014||Southern Express||Udarata Rulers||Western Troopers||Yaal Blazers||None||None|
Statistics and records
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- Van Hoff, Gavin (19 June 2011). "Corruption and incompetence brings Sri Lanka's SLPL T20 tournament to its knees". Island Cricket. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "No Indians in SLPL, says BCCI". CricInfo. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Engineer, Tariq (7 July 2011). "Sri Lanka Premier League postponed to 2012". CricInfo. Retrieved 8 July 2011.