SLC announce Lanka Premier League’s readjusted schedule
The Lanka Premier League (LPL) was scheduled to begin from November 14. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Wednesday that they have readjusted the date.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have changed the starting date of the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL). The tournament which was scheduled to begin from November 14 will not start from November 21. The cricket board announced the decision on Wednesday morning.
The decision was taken in order to ensure the players get adequate time to adhere to ‘Quarantine Requirements’ as stated by the Government’s health regulations.
The change in the schedule will also allow the players, who are playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE to make it on time before the LPL. Along with the starting date, the player draft schedule has also been changed from October 1 to October 9.
Ravin Wickramaratne, the Tournament Director of LPL informed that he made the decision keeping IPL in mind.
“Since the IPL will go until the 10th of November, we thought to keep some space for the players taking part in the IPL, and who wish to make it to the LPL to take part in the tournament,” he said,
Earlier, it was announced that five teams will take part this season and there will be a total of three international venues – Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium.