A notable count of countries has kicked off their domestic cricket leagues. India, Pakistan, Australia, England, West Indies are the major countries going in a continuous exceptional flow with their leagues, Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), Big-Bash League (BBL), Vitality Blast, and Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Being inspired, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) have decided to initiate their very own T20 league known as Lanka Premier League (LPL). Being reality focused, SLC first kicked off with the league in 2018 which could not be proceeded further and was shifted for the next year. The Island country was not fortunate enough as 2019 went ahead with the postponement of the cricketing events and other sports across the globe. As expected, 2020 is to welcome the pre-decided league for the first time by August 28th.
Mohammad Hafeez among 93 international players named for Lanka Premier League
The five teams will be seen in action representing five different countries with the final to be played on 20th September.
Earlier, the board revealed that 70 international players would be widely considered for the planned agenda along with the involvement of 10 top-notched coaches, however, an expansion now has turned the figure of 70 to 93.
Among the 93 international players included for the Lanka Premier League (LPL), Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez is also included and would be seen in action soon with Tim Southee, Dwayne Smith, and others.
Sri Lanka has earlier hold the T20 league that goes no popularity. The league was called SPL (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. (News source: CricTribune)