From the inauguration of the tournament participating teams varied from year to year. 1990 the tournament started with four provincial teams. They were Western Province, Central Province, Southern Province and North Western Province. But in 1991 Western province as the major player contributor to Sri Lankan Cricket had two teams, City team and Suburb team. Then three teams in 1992 and therefore total teams participating was six. 1993 Western province presented three teams again as one City team and two suburban teams. After nearly 10 years of hiatus tournament revived in 2004. Teams yet again changed, only one team from Western province and teams for North Central Province, Uva Province participated for the first time. Then again in 2008 Limited Over Tournament comprised two teams from Western province. For the Twenty20 Tournament 2008 five provincial teams and schools invited team participated.