LPL 2020 kicks off in Hambantota
November 26, 2020 08:07 pm
Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020, Sri Lanka’s brand new franchise T20 league, commenced at Sooriyawewa Stadium in Hambantota with the Colombo Kings taking on the Kandy Tuskers in the first match.
Angelo Mathews, captain of Colombo Kings, won the toss and chose to bowl first in the opening match against Kandy Tuskers, captained by Kusal Perera.
Five teams make up the LPL first season, including the Colombo Kings, Dambulla Vikings, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers, who will compete in eight games during the first round.
In all, 23 matches will be played between five teams in the tournament while final of the tournament will be played on 16th of next month.
In total, there will be 10 center wickets that will be used for the competition.
All teams will compete in 8 games in the first round, whilst the top four teams will make it to the Semi-Finals, which will be played on December 13 and 14, whilst the Grand Final will be on December 16.
The tournament features a top Match Referee and Umpiring Panel with two Sri Lankans in ICC Chief Match Referee, Ranjan Madugalle and ICC Elite Panel Umpire Kumar Dharmasena officiating.