Srilanka Cricket responds over media reports of Pakistani team participating in the Lanka Premier League 2020

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Srilanka Cricket responds over media reports of Pakistani team participating in the Lanka Premier League 2020

ISLAMABAD - Srilanka Cricket responds over media reports of Pakistani team participating in the Lanka Premier League 2020.

The Lanka Premier League (LPL), a franchised based T20 league organized by Sri Lanka Cricket will be officially launched in early November this year. The tournament is scheduled to be played from 14th November to 6th December.

As opposed to earlier reports regarding the inclusion of a team from Pakistan, 5 teams named after the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna will participate in the event.

Sri Lanka Cricket has signed up with the Innovative Production Group (IPG) to manage and conduct the tournament. IPG was offered rights for licensing of franchises, broadcasting, production, and ground rights of the event.

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The 23-match tournament 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.