Sri Lanka (SLC) is to kick off its very own T20 league, Lanka Premier League (LPL) to be initiated by August 20th. The league is all set to open its wings representing five different cities of the Island countries. It seems like the franchises have got their inspiration for naming from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Colombo Super Kings, Jaffna Sunrisers, Galle Lions, Kandy Royals, and Dambulla Capitals have got the ideas from Chennai Super Kings, Sun Risers Hyderabad, Gujrat Lions, Rajhastan Royals, and Delhi Capitals respectively.
Being initiated from August, the league is to be wind up on 28th September. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it still has not been revealed if the league is to be commenced behind closed doors or a small crowd will be allowed to witness the first season of the LPL.
All five franchises of Lanka Premier League got their inspiration from IPL for their names
Almost 70-93 international players are to get featured in the league and the auction is yet to be held.
Different countries are widely holding their T20 leagues regularly. The Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), Vitality Blast, Big-Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are going pretty fine and are known among the world to generate a surplus amount of cash.
Sri Lanka earlier tried to hold the first edition of LPL in 2018 but an unfortunate shifted it to 2019. The globally ill pandemic disallowed to organize any cricket event hence, LPL got canceled and finally, August is to witness the first season of the newly-born league.
Sri Lanka has earlier hold the T20 league that goes no popularity. The league was called SPL (the Sri Lanka Premier League). The first edition was all set to be commenced by 2011 but it got shifted to 2012. However, later tournaments were also canceled. When played, many Pakistani players were also invited to join SPL. (source: CricTribune)