LPL matches to be held at Pallekele, Hambantota

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Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota will host all 23 matches to be played in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020, the organisers said.

The Innovative Production Group (IPG), the organisers of the LPL, said the League is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 13, 2020 and the Players Draft is scheduled to be held on October 19.

“The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium which has hosted 7 Tests, 26 ODIs and 23 T20 Internationals has a spectator capacity of 35,000.

The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, also with a spectator capacity of 35,000, has hosted 21 ODIs and 7 T20 Internationals.

The last T20 match played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium was between West Indies and Sri Lanka on March 6, 2020 where the visitors triumphed by seven wickets in the D/N encounter.

The last T20 encounter at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium was played in August 6, 2013 when host Sri Lanka got the better of the visiting South African side by six wickets in another D/N encounter.

In the Lanka Premier League, five franchisee teams, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna, will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day period for the title. Along with all key current international players from Sri Lanka, 75 foreign players will be in the Players Draft to be picked by the five franchisees,” it said.

IPG CEO Anil Mohan said, “LPL gives us an opportunity to provide the cricket-loving nation a T20 extravaganza to look forward to. Sri Lankan cricket fans are extremely passionate about the game, and it gives me tremendous joy and happiness that IPG got the mandate to conduct the League here.

The Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) board too has been extremely helpful and I look forward for their unending co-operation and support to make this League a grand success. We are committed to create a world class league with LPL,”

Meanwhile, SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne said the tournament will not only create a platform for local players to develop their skills by playing alongside world class players, but will also provide an opportunity for Sri Lankan cricket fans to watch a quality cricket tournament.

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  • Dora Tuesday, 13 October 2020 03:33 PM

    So Covid among cricketers too And their families and their contacts and around the country. What a platform

    roni Tuesday, 13 October 2020 03:35 PM

    Will the foreign players be subject to 14 days quarantine ?. In which case they have to be on our shores by 01/11/20. With present status of Covid 19 this is aiming for the stars to fall to the sky.

    varuna Tuesday, 13 October 2020 03:46 PM

    Is the LPL need of the hour? Go ahead and create an "LPL COVID-19" cluster. Is this government insane, or are we insane?

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Tuesday, 13 October 2020 05:11 PM

    For the first time, it is better to take care of the fight against the virus.

    Joshua Tuesday, 13 October 2020 09:34 PM

    Abosolute foolishness to have this LPL during a pandemic .


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