Lanka Premier League (LPL) seems to have their inspiration from the names of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for their own five groups. Colombo Super Kings, Jaffna Sunrisers, Kandy Royals, Dambulla Capitals, and Galle Lions have respectively idolized Chennai Super Kings, Sun Risers Hyderabad, Rajhastan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Gujrat Lions.
Lanka Premier League franchises inspired by IPL franchises names
The five franchises will be representing five countries of Sri Lanka; Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna, Galle, and Dambulla. The T20 league is all set to be kicked off by 20th August and will be wind up on 28th September.
Many countries, such as India, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, and England already have kicked off their T20 leagues which are now well-promoted and have got a vital fan base. The leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Vitality Blast, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Big-Bash League (BBL), have got popularity in no time.
Sri Lanka initiated the LPL in 2018 but the league was called off and was postponed to next year. Unfortunately, 2019 could not hold LPL and as expected, the first edition of the LPL is supposed to be played soon
The five teams will be seen in action that will be holding 93 international players along with top-ten coaches across the globe.
Sri Lanka has earlier hold the T20 league that goes no popularity. The league was called SPL (the Sri Lanka Premier League). The first edition was all set to be commenced by 2011 but it got shifted to 2012. However, later tournaments were also canceled. When played, many Pakistani players were also invited to join SPL.