The much-awaited Lanka Premier League, a franchised based T20 league organized by Sri Lanka Cricket, will be officially launched in Sri Lanka in early November this year. The tournament is scheduled to play from 14th November to 6th December.
The 23 match League will be played on the 3 international venues of Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium. Five teams named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will take part in the League.
Sri Lanka Cricket signed up with the Innovative Production Group (IPG) to manage and conduct the tournament. IPG was offered rights for licensing of franchises, broadcasting, production and ground rights of the event.
A local league is welcomed by both players and fans alike as it provides a platform for the players to horn their skills, playing alongside top-notch cricketers in the world while providing an opportunity for the local fans to witness some quality cricket on display.