SLC has announced SLPL 2018. Check Sri Lanka Premier League 2018 time-table, schedule, fixture, teams, squad.
Inspired by IPL, Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) recently announced the launch of a new T20 Tournament by name “Lankan Premier League” shortly abbreviated as LPL. SLC has also announced LPL 2018 schedule along timetable of matches.
Sri Lanka Premier League Time Table
Sri Lanka Premier League will be played from August 18 to September 10 in order to avoid island’s monsoon season. That was the possible time for Sri Lankan T20 league because Indian Premier League (IPL) runs for nearly two months from April to May.
Tournament Time Table and LPL 2018 Schedule is yet to be fixed but dates have been announced. The LPL 2018 final will be held on September 10 after each team goes through initial round robin and then knockout format. Each team will play 10 matches in the league stage, taking on each opposition twice, one at their home venue and other at the opposition’s ground. The teams haven’t been finalized yet. For the inaugural edition Kumara Sangakkara, Tilakratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews are expected to play in order to promote the league.
LPL Teams 2018
LPL 1 edition will have 6 teams.
LPL 2018 Schedule
Earlier, Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) was scheduled to held in 2011 but it was postponed and until 2017 only two seasons were possible. SLC hopes to find sponsors and curb organizational problems, which were the main cause of why the league was called off in 2013 and 2014.
Sri Lanka Cricket experts hope that SLPL could help them identify local talents which will help them come out of deep crisis issue.