Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota will likely be internet hosting all 23 matches to be performed within the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020. The League is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 13, 2020, and the gamers’ draft is scheduled to be held on October 19, 2020. The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium which has hosted 7 Tests, 26 ODIs, and 23 T20Is has a spectator capability of 35,000. The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, additionally with a spectator capability of 35,000, has hosted 21 ODIs and seven T20Is.
“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 has been extremely helpful and I look forward to their unending co-operation and support to make this League a grand success. We are committed to creating a world-class league with LPL,” mentioned Anil Mohan, CEO of IPG in an official launch.
The final T20 match performed on the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium was between West Indies and Sri Lanka on March 6, 2020 the place the guests triumphed by seven wickets within the D/N encounter.
The final T20 encounter on the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium was performed in August 6, 2013 when host Sri Lanka received the higher of the visiting South African facet by six wickets in one other D/N encounter.
“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,” mentioned SLC vice-president Ravin Wickramaratne.
In the Lanka Premier League, 5 franchisee groups, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna, will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day interval for the title.
Along with all key present worldwide gamers from Sri Lanka, 75 international gamers will likely be within the participant’s draft to be picked by the 5 franchisees.
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