SLC hopeful LPL can start on August 28 despite Covid-19 hurdles

Lahoma Whitelow

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Sri Lanka Cricket continues to be optimistic the Lankan Leading League (LPL) can begin on August 28, even though govt well being approvals are however to come by less than three months out from the scheduled start.

SLC has now found an organiser for the tournament, however, signing a five-yr offer with the Dubai-centered Modern Manufacturing Group (IPG), a corporation that has beforehand been associated in Pakistan Super League creation and broadcasts. As for every the phrases of the offer, it is now down to IPG to come across franchisees for the five proposed LPL teams, as perfectly as secure sponsors, and carry out an LPL draft. In accordance to officers 70 overseas players have expressed a robust interest in actively playing.

The key problem, however, is the quarantine period of time overseas players will be required to undergo upon arrival in Sri Lanka. Teams are not due to

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