The inaugural edition Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament under the auspices of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been postponed to November. The Lankan Premier League was earlier scheduled to take place from August 28 to September 20. A total of 23 matches will be played in Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna. However, all players entering Sri Lanka to play in this tournament must be on quarantine for 14 days as part of coronavirus control measures.
Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva has said that the Sri Lanka Premier League is postponed to November. He also told that Lankan Premier League would be held in the second week of November after the conclusion of the IPL.
“We are ready to start on the 28th, but there are some areas where we will have to be in line with the health authorities,” said SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne.
“By the 13th they will give us the guidelines as to what to do with the players. We had a couple of meetings with the health authorities, who have come up with health guidelines for tourists. They’d have to be in quarantine for seven days, but then their movements are restricted. We are trying to see whether foreign players can be exempted. We are not the experts, so we will wait for their guidance,” he added.
It is also good news for Royal Challengers Banglore and Mumbai Indians who could have missed Isuru Udana (RCB) and Lasith Malinga (MI) if the Lanka Premier League (LKL) would have gone as per schedule.