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 IPL, PSL, Vitality Blast, CPL, BBL, have got popularity in no time.
Sri Lanka initiated the Lankan Premier League (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 Lankan Premier League (LPL) is supposed to be played by 28th August.
The five teams, representing different cities, will be seen in action that will be holding 70 international players along with top-ten coaches across the globe. The final is likely to be played by 20th September.
Sri Lanka to kick off Lanka Premier League
“Over 70 international players and 10 top-notch coaches have already confirmed their availability to take part in this tournament along with leading Sri Lankan national players,” the board said in a statement.
Sri Lanka has earlier hold the T20 league that goes no popularity. The league was called SPL (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.