The second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament is scheduled to be held between 30 July and 22 August, the the Sri Lankan Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.
“SLC wishes to reiterate that the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held during July and August 2021, as earlier announced. Accordingly, the tournament will be held from 30th July to 22nd August 2021,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
The 2020 edition was held under a successful bio-bubble environment. Health protocols for the 2nd edition of the LPL will be planned based on the directions of the Ministry of Health.”
The first edition of LPL was held in 2020 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota. As many as five teams participated in the tournament. The inaugural edition was won by Jaffna Stallions. Led by Thisara Perera, the Stallions beat Galle Gladiators in the final on 16th December 2020. Galle Gladiators’ Danushka Gunathilaka scored the most runs in the tournament with 476 runs from 10 matches, while Jaffna Stallions’ Wanindu Hasaranga took the most wickets (17).
“The inaugural edition received wide-scale attention, and millions of fans from across the world viewed the tournament via Television and, Digital platforms, with 135 million viewers watching the finals,” said SLC in an official statement
Former India cricketers Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel and Sudeep Tyagi participated in the first edition of LPL. It remains to be seen if these players will represent in the second edition as well or not.
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