The T20 league was scheduled to start from July 29 however has been postponed to a November 19-December 12 schedule.
The Lanka Premier League 2021, which was anticipated to start on the twenty ninth July 2021, has been rescheduled to be hel… https://t.co/G5tQNy81Qi
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“The Governing Council of the Lanka Premier League is of the view that rescheduling the tournament will enable more players from leading cricket-playing nations to take part in the league,” Sri Lanka Cricket stated in an announcement.
“The Council made this decision after assessing that at least one similar premier league and several international tours will be played among the cricketing nations during August 2021, during the period, which the LPL 2nd edition was expected to be played.”
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, South Africa white-ball captain Temba Bavuma, West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran and No.1-ranked T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi had been some of the gamers which had signed up for the occasion as per a listing introduced by SLC early this month
The choice comes within the backdrop of the lengthy-standing row between the Sri Lankan gamers and the nation’s cricket board (SLC) over nationwide contracts which ended on Wednesday after 29 out of the 30 gamers signed up for the India sequence.
According to a report on ‘Cricbuzz’, the LPL can be “without three of the five franchises that competed in the inaugural season last year.”
“SLC and IPG have terminated the contracts of three teams — Colombo Kings and Dambulla Viiking on June 26 and Jaffna Stallions and the approval for the new management has not yet been received,” it stated.
The Innovative Production Group (IPG), the LPL Event Rights Holder, nonetheless, prolonged their assist to the choice of the SLC.
“IPG supports SLC’s decision to postpone the second edition of LPL. The success of the League is of paramount importance,” stated Anil Mohan, Founder, and CEO of Innovative Production Group FZE, the official promoters of the LPL.
“We thank the SLC, Sri Lankan Government, players, franchisees, and sponsors for their support.”