The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has decided to launch a new T20 league. The Sri Lanka Premier League is to be played in Sri Lanka in its first season in 2020, for which the board has started preparations. The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is scheduled to begin in Sri Lanka from 28 August this year, while the final match will be played on 20 September. There are very few cases of coronavirus here.
In such a situation, foreign players can also come here to play without any fear. Not only this, but the name of former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was also included in the draft of the league, but the official announcement on this has not been made yet. A total of 93 international cricketers have been listed for the first Lanka Premier League (LPL), including England World Cup-winning fast bowler Liam Plunkett and New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee.
For your information, let us know that Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and West Indies opener Dwayne Smith are also in the list of foreign players of this T20 league. The tournament will have a total of 23 matches in the inaugural season. These matches will be played at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Rangagiri Dambulla Stadium, Pallekal International Cricket Stadium, and S Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Earlier it was announced that Colombo, Kandy, Jaffna, Dambulla, and Galle teams would participate in it.