The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was held successfully between 26th November and 16th December 2021. The tournament held in a bio-secure bubble at the Mahindra Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. It reached a wide audience as 557 million people watched the tournament through TV, digital media and traditional media outlets.
The Sri Lanka Cricket was thrilled about the success of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League and is confident that the tournament will only get bigger going forward.
“With last year’s success, we are expecting a good turnaround of overseas players, enhanced competition between the franchises, increased interest by the sponsors., and most importantly the fan engagement from across the globe to increase further,” said Ravin Wickramaratne, Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
“It is indeed very heart-warming to see people accepting t with so much of love and affection, and I believe therein lies the huge success that the League has experienced in its very first edition. It is very important from the Sri Lanka Cricket point of view that LPL goes on to become one of the top T20 leagues in the world and acts as a grooming ground for all upcoming youngsters in the Island Nation, and I think with the love and support of the Sri Lankan Government, Minister of Youth and Sports Honorable Namal Rajapaksa, Officials of the Ministry of Health and the Sri Lankan Army, we will be able to make that happen,” CEO of Innovative Production Group FZE, Anil Mohan, added.
The Innovative Production Group is the official right holders of the Lanka Premier League for 2020-24. The inaugural edition of the tournament was telecasted on Sky Sports, Sony Sports Network, Geo, PTV, and Willow TV.