Sri Lanka Premier League LPL is in trouble as Players are leaving the LPL
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board will host the LPL Premier League cricket in the style of IPL cricket. Sri Lanka Premier League LPL is in trouble as many of the cricketers has withdrawn their names from the LPL tournament. However, issues including the departure of the leading players contracted for the series have caused problems for the tournament organizers.
Australia’s Big Bash, the West Indies’ Caribbean Premier League, and Pakistan’s Super League are some of the commercial Twenty20 cricket series played. However, the IPL series has not been well received in many countries. The main reason for this is the absence of Indian players in the other Twenty20 cricket series.
In this situation, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board decided to hold a new series involving some former Indian players. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board is already focusing on the successful completion of the series this time as these efforts have already failed commercially.
Five teams were formed with five major cities in Sri Lanka: COLOMBO KINGS, Dambulla Hawks, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions, and Candy Tuskers. The executives identified 438 players, including 75 foreign players, and selected players for their team from them. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has signed former stars Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel amid problems in signing star players from India.
In this situation, foreign players like Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Ravi Bopara, Liam Blankett, and Sarfraz Ahmed have left the LPL series for different reasons.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s Sohail Tanveer and Canada’s all-rounder Ravinder Pal Singh, who has been signed for the series, have been isolated as they have been confirmed to have a corona infection. How is the Sri Lanka Premier League going to deal with the expulsion of key players and the Corona threat?