Sri Lanka Cricket plans to host Lanka Premier League in August


Karachi: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is looking to start up a T20 league in August despite uncertainty over hosting India and Bangladesh.

According to ESPNCricinfo, Sri Lanka have managed the Covid-19 crisis better than many other nations so far, SLC believes it has an opportunity this year to safely host a tournament with significant foreign involvement, while other leagues are struggling to draw overseas talent.

The reports also stated that SLC CEO Ashley de Silva is understood to have written to other boards about the prospect of a Lankan Premier League (LPL), while foreign players have also been approached.

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However, tournament planning is in the early stages and the SLC is working on a theory that LPL may feature five teams and could last a little over three weeks.

SLC is also trying to host India for three ODIs and as many T20Is while Bangladesh have to play three-test matches. They are also in contention to host Asia Cup 2020 in September.

It must be noted here that all eyes are on West Indies tour of England, as this will be the first international cricket activity to take place after a gap of almost three months.

West Indies have reached England and will stay in the ‘bio-secure’ environment throughout the whole tour. They are scheduled to play the first Test of the three-match series from July 8.

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