The pandemic has hit us harshly, becoming hindrance to many of the events we were looking forward to in the year 2020.
But in the wake of COVID-19 and the countries trying to fight back against it in order to bring back the normalcy, Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee at the meeting held on 27 July granted approval to conduct the inaugural Lanka Premier League T20 Tournament. The grand tournament will be held from 28 August to 20 September 2020. Meanwhile, bidding for the Event’s Title Holder is to close on 30 July and the schedule of the matches will soon be released.
Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee at the meeting held today (27th July) granted approval to conduct the inaugural Lanka Premier League T20 Tournament from 28th August to 20th September 2020. #SLC #LPL #LPLT20 https://t.co/s1wvom122R
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 27, 2020
The 23 match League will be played on the four international venues: R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. A total of five teams named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will participate in the League to raise the championship trophy.
Adding more to our excitement, over 70 International players and 10 top notch coaches have also confirmed their availability to take part in this tournament along with the Sri Lankan national players.