The Sri Lanka Cricket had come up with a new IPL-like domestic tournament in their country naming it Lankan Premier League. The tournament was set to begin from August 28 but the board had postponed the tournament to November.
The tournament will have as many as five teams named on the cities: Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna. LPL will feature players like Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akthar associating as mentors and coaches.
Anil Mohan, chief of the Innovative Production Group is overlooking the overseas operations of the tournament. He is expecting some names from the IPL to be a part of the inaugural edition of the LPL starting from November 14 this year.
Mohan hinted that some Indian players including Irfan and Yusuf Pathan, Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar are already in a fray.
“Some more will join after IPL. We are given the list (by the SLC) and former Indian fast bowlers Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar have agreed to play the LPL. Even the Pathan brothers may play,” he said.
As of now, the BCCI doesn’t allow the active Indian players to participate in the overseas T20 leagues. But the players who have already retired may easily obtain the NOC from the BCCI for playing in the LPL.
The Lankan Premier League is expected to take place between November 14-December 6 in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota.