LPL Player Draft to be held today

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The Player Draft of the 3rd Edition of the Lanka Premier League 2022, Sri Lanka’s topmost domestic T20 League is due to be held today (05).

A total of 353 players, consisting of 180 overseas and 173 Sri Lankan players (First Class, Internationals, and Ex-Internationals) will feature in the upcoming ‘Draft,’ which will be held virtually at 05:00 pm, with the participation of the LPL Governance Committee, and the Franchise Owners (Management and Coaches).

The draft will consist of 20 rounds, covering several player categories, such as ‘‘International Ruby,’ ‘International Sapphire,’ ‘International Diamond ‘A,’ and ‘B,’ and International Platinum.

There will also be a Sri Lanka ‘Gold Round’ focusing on selecting Sri Lanka’s young talent, below U23, with 02 players each for a team.

A squad will consist of 20 players, with 14 Sri Lankans and 06 overseas players.

If necessary, a team can retain 06 players, consisting of 04 Sri Lankans and 02 Overseas from the previous year’s squad.

Franchisees also can Direct Sign (Pre-Draft) 02 Sri Lankan and 02 Internationals, whilst the rest of the players have to be picked from the upcoming ‘Player Draft.’

The tournament will be kicked off on 31 July and will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo and the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.