COVID-19: Question mark on launch of Lanka Premier League

The launch of long-awaited Lanka Premier League may further run into trouble due to the current COVID-19 situation in the island nation.

Sri Lanka Cricket, which once was offering to host the Indian Premier League 2020, is finding itself in serious trouble with regard to its ambitious T20 professional league. Lankan publication, thepapare.com, has reported the LPL to be in obvious limbo owing to the current COVID-19 situation.

Uncertainty around opening of Sri Lanka’s main airport in Katunayake is reported to be the biggest hurdle for the start of the tournament.

Sri Lanka Cricket is looking at starting up the T20 league in August.  SLC had reportedly received the Government nod for the five-team franchisee based league from August 8 to 22.

Originally scheduled to be began in June, the series was postponed citing threat from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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