The first edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) is finally all set to be commenced by 21st November facing multiple hurdles in the way after Sri Lanka’s president has given green signals to drag the league ahead.
There were chances that the t20 league could have been canceled once again amidst the Coronavirus outbreak but after the president’s approval, it will finally be organized representing five cities of the Island country.
The tournament was to be played across three venues namely Sooriyawewa, Pallekele, and Dambulla, with the semi-finals and final to be played in Pallekele but as of now, Hambantota’s Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium is under consideration to wind up the entire league.
Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) finally all set to go after President’s approval
Along with LPL 2020, other sporting events will also be kenned to normality amidst a mega-break. The health ministry is to issue the further guidelines for a bio-secure bubble and all the players will be under observation in a seven-day quarantine period.
“The President was keen to have the event be staged in the country and backed the sports activities be brought to normal,” stated a source present in the meeting as quoted by Deccan Chronicle.
“The health ministry will now issue further guidelines whether the players coming from overseas need to confine in the room for 1 or 2-days during this 7-day period,” the source added.
Many countries have resumed their T20 leagues as Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2020) has been winded up, Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is on its last stages, Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) playoffs and final is scheduled for November 14-17, and the Big Bash League (BBL 2020) is also on its way along with LPL 2020 kicking off by the end of November.