LPL players auction on October 1st; League’s launch in Hambantota

By Muhammad Asif Khan - September 11, 2020

KARACHI: The players’ auction of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held on October 1st 2020 and as per the press release, by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), about 150 top-notch cricketers including Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Colin Munro, Munaf Patel and Vernon Philander are in line to play in the inaugural edition of the LPL.

“Each franchise can buy up to six international players. A total of 30 international cricketers and 65 local cricketers are expected to make up the five teams”, SLC statement said.

The tournament will run from November 14th to December 6th and matches will be played in Dambulla, Pallekele and Hambantota international stadiums.

“The LPL launch will be held in Hambantota”, the SLC statement concluded.

By Muhammad Asif Khan

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