Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s cabinet minister for Sports, Namal Rajapaksa, in a video interview to Roshan Abeysinghe said that the purpose of the Lanka Premier League is to expose young Sri Lankans players to international cricket and also to gain experience in organizing tournaments in the sponsorship format.
Rajapaksa spoke about the challenges of holding the tournament during the COVID 19 pandemic and his ambitious plans for the development of sports in sports-loving Sri Lanka.
The 2020 Lanka Premier League also known as My11Circle LPL T20, for sponsorship reasons, is the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament in Sri Lanka. Five teams based on various Sri Lankan cities will play a total of 23 matches. It was originally scheduled to start in August but was rescheduled several times due to restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic
On 5 November, the tournament was given the green light to go ahead, with all the matches being played at the MRIC Stadium in Hambantota, from 26 November to 16 December 2020. The opening ceremony took place before the first match. In November 2020, Indian fantasy cricket league platform My11Circle was named the title sponsor with a bid of Rs 150M (15 crore) for the tournament