Unavailability of foreign players has forced the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) to be postponed till November.
The T20 franchise-based league, which was supposed to begin on July 29, will now commence on November 19 and end on December 12, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced.
“The Lanka Premier League 2021, which was expected to commence on the 29th July 2021, has been rescheduled to be held from 19th November to 12th December 2021,” said a statement from SLC.
Terming the unavailability of foreign players as one of the reason, it further said: “The Governing Council of the Lanka Premier League is of the view that rescheduling the tournament will enable more players from leading cricket-playing nations to take part in the league.”
“The Council made this decision after assessing that at least one similar premier league and several international tours will be played among the cricketing nations during August 2021, during the period, which the LPL 2nd edition was expected to be played,” the statement added.