SLC announces new dates for LPL
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to readjust the commencement date of the ‘Lanka Premier League’ (LPL) in order to ensure that participating players have adequate time to meet ‘Quarantine Requirements,’ as per the Government’s health regulations.
Accordingly, the commencement of the LPL, which was scheduled to commence on 14 November, will be moved to 21 November.
Whilst creating space for meeting quarantine requirements, the move is also aimed at giving an opportunity for the players taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to make it to the LPL.
“Since the IPL will go on until 10 November, we thought of keeping some space for the players taking part in the IPL who wish to take part in the LPL tournament,’’ said Ravin Wickramaratne, Tournament Director, LPL.
Accordingly, the ‘Player Draft’ of the LPL, which was to take place on 1 October, is now shifted to 9 October.
The Lanka Premier League will consist of five franchises, and each franchise can bid for six international players.