LPL player auction on 1 October
The player auction of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held on 1 October.
The tournament will commence from 14 November and conclude on 6 December. Matches will be played in Dambulla, Pallekele and Hambantota international stadiums.
The tournament was earlier scheduled to be held in August but postponed due to Covid-19.
About 150 top-notch cricketers, including Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Colin Munro, Munaf Patel and
Vernon Philander, are in line to play in the inaugural edition of the LPL.
Each franchise can buy up to six international players.
A total of 30 international cricketers and 65 local cricketers are expected to make up the five teams.