The third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will begin on 31 July, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Friday (10 June). The five-team tournament, scheduled to be held in Colombo and Hambantota, will conclude on 21 August.
The development squashes any doubts over this year’s edition given the political unrest in Sri Lanka in recent weeks.
Even though the schedule hasn’t been released, SLC have stated that the initial matches of the tournament will be held in Colombo before moving to Hambantota.
‘’We are extremely happy to announce the 3rd edition of the Lanka Premier League, which has started its journey well toward carving a place in the global T20 League competitions as a formidable tournament,’’ said Shammi Silva, SLC President.
SLC also confirmed registration of international players for the player draft will commence shortly.
In total, 24 matches will be played in this year’s edition.