By Susil Premalal
Football Sri Lanka (FSL) are planning to conduct a four-nation invitational football tournament from November 8 to 17 at the Racecourse Grounds in Reid Avenue, Colombo.
This is the first time a tournament of this nature will be held in Sri Lanka with Maldives, Bangladesh and Seychelles confirming their participation.
The Maldives are ranked 158th in the world, followed by Bangladesh at 188th and Seychelles at 199th. Sri Lanka are ranked 205th.
This tournament will be played for the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy.
The winners will receive a cash award of US $50,000 along with the trophy.
FSL President Jaswar Umar told Daily Mirror yesterday that the tournament will start three weeks after the conclusion of the South Asian Football Championship in the Maldives.
The tournament will be held under the bio-bubble environment adhering to health ministry regulations and is expected to open to overseas spectators.