Thursday, November 05, 2020

Sri Lanka government grants permission to play LPL in the country

Lankan Premier League

Sri Lanka Ministry of Health and COVID-19 Task Force have granted permission to go ahead with 2020 LPL (Lankan Premier League) of Sri Lanka Cricket. 

Commenting on Twitter about this permission, Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa thanked President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying this is indicatory of the government's commitment to adapt to new normalcy and to return the country to normalcy whilst adhering to Ministry of Health guidelines. 

However, ournament director Ravin Wickramaratne told ESPNcricinfo that the 14-day quarantine that Sri Lanka's health ministry is insisting on increasingly appears a dealbreaker for some foreign players, as well as an operational obstacle for broadcast crews and commentators set to come for the tournament.

The tournament is scheduled to start on November 21st. The matches will be held in Pallekele and Suriyaweva international cricket grounds until December 13. Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, Galle and Jaffna teams will play 23 matches within the 15 days. 

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