LPL matches only in Hambantota | Sunday Observer

LPL matches only in Hambantota

8 November, 2020

The Lanka Premier League (LPL) has been rescheduled to commence on November 27 and end on December 17 and played only at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

“Holding the tournament in Hambantota and in one venue, enhances our plan of setting up and maintaining an effective Bio-Secure Bubble, and with the approval coming from the government, we are now confident of going ahead with the tournament,’’ said Ravin Wickramaratne, vice president of Sri Lanka Cricket and the Tournament Director of the LPL.

The main overseas stakeholder of the event said they were pleased with the rescheduling of the matches and the single venue.

“These are difficult times and the Sri Lankan government and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have come up with the best solution possible and I am thankful to all involved in these discussions in the last few days. It wasn’t easy, but I think this is the best decision keeping the wellbeing of Sri Lankan cricket and Sri Lankan people in mind,” said Anil Mohan, CEO of Dubai-based IPG, the promoters of LPL.