Lanka Premier League 2022 set to commence on 31st July

Arijit Barua
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Lanka Premier League 2022 set to commence on 31st July |

On Friday, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed that the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 will commence on July 31. This is the 3rd edition of the professional T20 cricket league that started in 2020.

Lanka Premier League 2022 set to commence on 31st July |

Jaffna Kings - The Champions of LPL 2021

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The LPL 2022 consists of five teams – Kandy Warriors, Dambulla Giants, Colombo Stars, Galle Gladiators, and Jaffna Kings. However, the tournament will conclude on August 21. It will be held in Colombo and Hambantota and a total of 24 matches will be played in LPL 2022.

Lanka Premier League was founded by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2018. The first edition of the tournament was played in 2020 after getting postponed several times.

Jaffna Kings (Jaffna Stallions in 2020) is the most successful team in the league. They had won the first two editions of the tournaments by defeating Galle Gladiators in the finals.

There were some doubts over the LPL 2022 given the political unrest in Sri Lanka in recent weeks. However, the Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022 is being held properly. The SLC laid out plans for the Lanka Premier League 2022.

"We are extremely happy to announce the 3rd edition of the Lanka Premier League, which has also started well its journey toward carving a place in the global T20 League competitions, as a formidable tournament."

said Mr. Shammi Silva, President, Sri Lanka Cricket

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The complete schedule of the tournament has not been announced. However, the matches will be initially held in Colombo before shifting to Hambantota. Meanwhile, SLC also stated that the registration of the international players for the player draft will start very soon.

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