Sri Lanka Cricket Announces Lanka Premier League That Will Start Next Month

The proposed 23-match league will involve five teams.

Sohil Nikam

July 29, 2020

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Sri Lanka Cricket has just announced the Lanka Premier League or LPL, which happens to be its answer to the IPL. Scheduled to take place at four international venues within the country, the competition will begin on August 28 and run through September 20. During this period, 23 matches of the T20 format will take place with the participation of 70 international players. Ten “top-notch coaches” have also been confirmed to be a part of the league, according to Sri Lanka Cricket.

The Lanka Premier League spells great news for those bothered by the drought of cricket due to the coronavirus pandemic. England and West Indies set the ball rolling recently with their high-profile Test series that set great standards for creating bio-secure environments to make sure no spread of the virus takes place among players and staff. Sri Lanka Cricket hasn’t provided any details about such provisions as yet. The country has recorded over 2,800 COVID-19 cases to date, with at least 11 deaths.

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