The much-awaited LPL will be officially launched in Sri Lanka early November this year
Pakistan’s former captains Shahid Afridi and Sarfaraz Ahmed will feature in the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) for the Galle Gladiators side, whereas former wicketkeeper Moin Khan will serve as its coach for the inaugural edition of the league.
The team is owned by the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators’ owner Nadeem Omar.
The much-awaited Lanka Premier League (LPL), a franchised based Twenty20 (T20) league organized by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be officially launched in Sri Lanka early November this year. The tournament is schedule to be played from November 14 to December 6.
The 23 match League will be played on the 3 international venues of Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium. 5 Teams named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will participate in the League.
It should be noted that the SLC has granted franchise ownership rights, media broadcasting rights and ground sponsorship rights to a Dubai-based company, IPG, for five years which were sold at the cost of $11 million.
The SLC will receive $1.9 million annually for the first two years while a 10 per cent increase will be made for the next three years.
The SLC will have to look after the management of the grounds and umpires while all other activities would be handled by the company.