Virtual LPL ‘Player Draft’ to take place today

2020-10-19 at 12:06

The ‘Player Draft’ of the Lanka Premier League will take place virtually today.

Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement said the player draft will be held virtually from 4pm Sri Lanka time.

Nearly 270 foreign and 165 local players have been registered for the LPL player draft.

An additional list comprising of 50 emerging players will also be available for the owners of the franchises.

Sri Lanka Cricket has already named six icon players for five teams.

Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Janith Perera, Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella have been named as icon players.

The LPL is scheduled to be worked-off between the 21st of November and the 13th of December.

The 23-match League will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa International Cricket Stadium.

Five Teams named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will feature in the League.