Wednesday , September 30 2020

Sri Lanka to auction cricketers for virus-delayed league

Colombo (AFP): Sri Lanka cricket board will sell around 150 players one month from now, including worldwide stars, for the five groups that will make up the infection deferred head class, authorities said Friday.

The 23-coordinate Lanka Premier League (LPL), initially due in August, will presently be played from November 14 to December 6, with matches in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota.

“The player closeout of the LPL will be hung on October 1,” the board said in an announcement.

Five groups named after the Sri Lankan urban communities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna, will participate.

Sri Lanka Cricket said 30 outsiders including Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi and Shakib Al Hasan will play in the competition.

“Each establishment can purchase up to six global players,” the board said.

The five groups will comprise of 30 worldwide cricketers and 65 neighborhood players.

The LPL was because of start on August 28 yet was deferred after wellbeing specialists demanded extensive isolates for unfamiliar players.

Global cricket stopped in Sri Lanka on March 13. The meeting England group pulled out on the second day of a training match in front of their two-Test arrangement as the Covid pandemic spread.

From that point forward, South Africa and Bangladesh have dropped booked voyages through Sri Lanka.

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