Sri Lanka Cricket aims to launch T20 League in August

Sri Lanka Cricket is looking for a short window to launch of its T20 league.

The board, following a sharp decline in novel coronavirus cases in the country, is eyeing for a two-week window in August to resume high profile cricket activity in the country with the T20 professional league.

A successful experiment will open the doors for a full-fledged league from next year.

SLC CEO Ashley de Silva, according to an EPNCricinfo, report has written to other cricket boards about the prospect of the Lankan Premier League.

SLC has reportedly also reached out to overseas players to participate in the league, which according to information available with SportzFront will last for 13 days.

With the COVID-19 graph on a downswing in the island nation, it is expected that the Government will relent the mandatory quarantine guidelines for overseas players, officials and TV crew upon arrival in the country.

The incomers with two negative Covid-19 results, one shortly before boarding their flights in their respective countries and another soon after arriving in Sri Lanka, will be permitted to participate in the league.

Sri Lanka is also aiming to keep as short window so that its league doesn’t in any manner impact the Indian Premier League from the last week of September.

A successful LPL can also push the case to persuade the BCCI to state the IPL in Sri Lanka.



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