A total of 600 players, consisting of 300 overseas and 300 Sri Lankan players will feature in the upcoming ‘Draft,’ which will be held virtually with the participation of 05 Franchise Owners and the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials.
The LPL has garnered attention from a host of cricket stars including West Indies legend Chris Gayle, former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan, former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi and former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis among others.
The draft will consist of 20 rounds, covering several player categories, such as ‘Local and Overseas Icon Player’, ‘Local and Overseas Diamond Player’, ‘Local and Overseas Gold Player’, and ‘Local and Overseas Classic Player’.
There will also be ‘Local Emerging’ and ‘Supplementary Local’ rounds focusing on selecting Sri Lanka’s young talent.
A squad will consist of 20 players, with 14 local and 06 overseas players.
Five franchises from the cities of Colombo, Dambulla, Galle, Jaffna and Kandy will battle it out for the trophy in the second edition of the Lanka Premier League.
The tournament will be held from December 5 to December 23.
Sri Lanka Cricket said that the draft will not be broadcasted live, but a recorded session will be published soon after the draft ends. (CricWire)