Third edition of Lanka Premier League to kick off on July 31

The tournament will end on August 21, 2022. Image : Getty

The tournament will end on August 21, 2022. Image : Getty

The third version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will happen from July 31 to August 21, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has affirmed. The enlistment of worldwide players for the player draft “will start presently,” added a SLC media discharge.

In spite of hypothesis that the current year’s competition could see the expansion of a 6th group, SLC has affirmed that it will stay a five-group competition. Like last year, the gathering stage games will occur at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, while the activity will then, at that point, shift to the MRICS in Hambantota for the Qualifiers, Eliminator and last. The competition will see a sum of 24 games played.

“We are very glad to declare the third version of the Lanka Premier League, which has begun its excursion toward cutting a spot in the worldwide T20 League rivalries, as a considerable competition,” SLC president Shammi Silva expressed in the delivery.

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Jaffna have won the two versions of the competition in 2020 and 2021, at first under the Stallions moniker and afterward a subsequent time in the wake of being rebranded the Kings by its new proprietors. The Galle Gladiators have been the terrible finalists on the two events.

The LPL will be essential for a stuffed timetable for Sri Lanka’s cricketers paving the way to October’s T20 World Cup in Australia. While the match dates for the competition are yet to be reported, the July 31 beginning demonstrates a short circle back for those engaged with Pakistan’s July visit through Sri Lanka, the specific dates of which are to be settled. Then in September, Sri Lanka are set to have the Asia Cup prior to taking off to Australia for the worldwide competition.

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