Several delays in the single edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) might have disappointed the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) financially. Trying to hold the T20 league from years, and always procrastination. Finally, SLC have rescheduled it to November 14 to last till December 6.
SLC reschedule Lanka Premier League to November 14
“We’re speaking with the health authorities and the government about this, and hope to have an answer by the end of this week,” SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne told ESPNcricinfo.
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 cancelled. When played, many Pakistani players were also invited to join SPL.
The five franchises will be representing five countries of Sri Lanka; Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna, Galle, and Dambulla.
Also, the tournament will be played across three venues namely Sooriyawewa, Pallekele and Dambulla, with the semi-finals and final to be played in Pallekele. The Capital city, Colombo will not host any match as it’s Khettarama stadium is still undergoing renovation.(SOurce: Crictracker)