LPL will go ahead as scheduled assures Tournament Director

It seems Sri Lanka will host at least one international tournament post-COVID-19 for 2020 with the Lanka Premier League (LPL) scheduled to take place from 14 November to 6 December.

Ravin Wickramaratne LPL

“We can’t give every other tournament the green light and keep on postponing our tournament. Whatever players are available we will go ahead with our tournament,” said Wickramaratne.

“We informed all the players and player-managers about the 14-day quarantine which is in place and the players that are willing to come will be eligible for the draft. The event sponsors IPG has given the names of more than 200 players who have given their consent to undergo the 14 days quarantine,” he continued.

“There are a few guys who have pulled out as they don’t want to go for 14 days because what their managers are saying is that they are playing in the IPL and DFL in a bubble and if they want to come here into another bubble, they should have lesser number of days, but our health authorities insist on the 14 days and therefore I don’t think as a country we should relax…

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