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Lanka Premier League likely to start from August 28 – Ashley de Silva

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is going to play Lanka Premier League (LPL) T-20 cricket tournament and expected to commence the tourney from August 28, said Chief Executive Officer of SLC Ashley de Silva yesterday.

“We can now confirm the LPL tournament but dates have to be decided after discussions with the Government officials, considering the present situation of the country.”

The CEO of SLC also added that they are planning to include foreign players in this tournament and already negotiated with the respective cricket board’s.

Especially, the reopening date of the Bandaranaike International Airport will be a key factor to bring foreign players for this tournament which is going to be the first tournament involving foreign players.

Ashley de Silva further said that the final decision about the exact period cannot be made without discussing the matter with medical authorities and Government officials.

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