The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has postponed the LPL 2020
The first edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was scheduled to take place on August 28 this year. However, before the start of the tournament, the inaugural event was postponed by another point. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has postponed the LPL 2020 tournament due to foreign players being in trouble due to Sri Lanka’s quarantine rules.
Sri Lanka Cricket Board President Shammi Silva confirmed the matter in a press release on Tuesday (August 11th).
“We have discussed with the authorities of the Ministry of Health,” he told the Sri Lankan media. They told us that if anyone enters our country, he must be in the mandatory 14-day quarantine. So organizing the tournament at the end of August will be a problem. I am planning to hold it after mid-November after IPL.
23 matches of the 22-day tournament are to be held at four venues across the country. The venues are Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, and Suriyawawa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.
A total of five teams will participate in the tournament. The teams will be named after Colombo, Kandy, Gaul, Dambulla, and Jaffna. According to the SLC, 60 international players and 10 high-profile coaches have already expressed interest in participating in the tournament.