Sri Lanka Cricket Team has announced to launch its high profile T20 league like IPL 2020 this year. LPL 2020 will start from November 21 and the LPL 2020 final will be played on December 13, 2020. Total 23 matches will be played in this year’s LPL T20. Total 5 LPL teams will be participating in LPL T20 2020. Innovative Production Group IPG has won the total rights for LPL 2020, LPL 2021, LPL 2022, LPL 2023 and LPL 2024 combined for 5 years.
All the matches of LPL 2020 will be played at two venues – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
The players’ drafts had some big foreign names such as Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi. LPL draft also included two Indian cricketers in the form of Manvinder Bisla and Manpreet Gony.
The draft was held online and some prominent personalities like SLC VP Ravin Wickramaratne, SLC CEO Ashley de Silva, franchise owners and head coaches of each team were present during the process.