7-day quarantine confirmed for LPL with practice facilities
The President of Sri Lanka has ‘cleared’ the Lanka Premier League (LPL) to be held in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board officials including the president Shammi Silva, the tournament director Ravin Wickeramratne met the president on Thursday morning and in the meeting the hon. president Gotabaya Rajapaksa cleared the tournament.
The meeting was also attended by the health ministry officials and country’s sports minister Namal Rajapaksha.
“The President was keen to have the event be staged in the country and backed the sports activities be brought to normal,” the source, who was present at the meeting confirmed.
It has also been decided that only the 7-day quarantine will be required for the players and during this period also, the players would be able to have training inside the bio-bubble.
“The health ministry will now issue further guidelines whether the players coming from overseas need to confine in the room for 1 or 2-days during this 7-day period.”
It should be noted that Sri Lanka denied the proposal of Bangladesh for 7-day quarantine few days ago. That time, they made 14-day quarantine ‘compulsory’ and there was no opportunity to practice. But it seems that they’ve moved away from their decision and given 7-day quarantine permission with practice facilities.
The tournament will kick-off on November 21 and the final will be held on December 13. All matches will be played at one venue- Hambantota.