Lanka Premier League 2021 to be Postponed
The Lanka Premier League (LPL) season in 2021 has been postponed, according to Sri Lanka Cricket. The second edition of the T20 tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place from July 30 to August 22 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, will now take place from November 19 to December12,2021, despite the fact that the organizers face numerous challenges.
Standoff Between SLC And Sri Lanka Cricket
The deadlock between the SLC and Sri Lankan players is the most serious issue of all. The players, who have been at odds with the board about central contracts, have agreed to put their differences aside for the India series, which begins on July 13 in Colombo.
“It (the postponement) is not about the participation of the foreign players alone. There is an element of uncertainty over the Lankan players too. So we have thought the postponement was the best solution at this stage,” said an official involved in the league. “Besides, there are also issues over the pandemic situation in the island.”
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SLC ACKNOWLEDGES POSTPONEMENT
The SLC acknowledged that the LPL 2 had been rescheduled for November, and added that “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.
“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 second edition was expected to be played.”
“IPG supports SLC’s decision to postpone the second edition of LPL. The success of the League is of paramount importance. We thank the SLC, Sri Lankan Government, players, franchisees, and sponsors for their support,” said Mr. Anil Mohan, Founder, and CEO of IPG