Sri Lanka Cricket has readjusted the start date of Lanka Premier League from November 14 to November 21.
In order to comply with the government’s health regulations, Sri Lanka Cricket decided to adjust the start of the Lanka Premier League. That way, the players of the different teams will have an opportunity to follow the quarantine requirements that had been provided.
Originally moved on November 14, the LPL will now start on November 24. Having adjusted the schedule of the games, the player draft which was supposed to take place on October 1 had also been moved to October 9.
As per LPL tournament director Ravin Wickramaratne, ‘Since the IPL (Indian Premier League) will go until the 10th of November, we thought to keep some space for the players taking part in the IPL, and who wish to make it to the LPL to take part in the tournament’.
The IPL will end on November 10. With the LPL moved to the 21st, players who are still playing in the IPL will definitely have enough time to fly towards Sri Lanka. Also, the players will also have more time to prepare for their games rather than if the games were to start on November 14.
This is the third time that the LPL had been rescheduled. Originally, the league was about to kick-off between August 28 to September 20. However, it was postponed due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in the country.
The LPL will be played at three international venues. Namely, the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, and the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. There will also be five teams who will take part in the tournament. These are Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna. To learn more about the importance of sports leagues, check out Betwala.
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