The schedule for the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) was announced on Friday (October 23). The debut match of the league will be played between Colombo Kings and Galle Gladiators on November 21 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
The two semi-finals and the final will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
Sri Lanka Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa had said the government will extend all possible support to make LPL an annual sports property of Sri Lanka much on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in India.
“Following the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the possibility of holding such a tournament in Sri Lanka was much talked about for many years but unfortunately, it didn’t happen. But now, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have been in discussions for weeks to make this tournament a reality as it is essential for the future of Sri Lankan cricket,” Rajapaksa had said in his blog.
“The tournament will bring more international attention and recognition to our young athletes and such a highly competitive tournament will not only enhance entertainment but also make a significant contribution to the sports economy as well as the economy of the country. This tournament will be a strong foundation to strengthen the sports tourism industry which has been severely affected by the global epidemic of Corona. As the Minister of Sports, I look forward to giving my full support to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) through my Ministry to make Lanka Premier League T20 tournament the premier annual tournament in the country,” he had added.
The Complete Schedule of LPL-2020 (IST)
|November 21||Colombo v Galle||7:30 PM|
|November 22||Kandy v Jaffna||3:30 PM|
|November 22||Colombo v Dambulla||7:30 PM|
|November 23||Colombo v Galle||3:30 PM|
|November 23||Dambulla v Jaffna||7:30 PM|
|November 25||Galle v Dambulla||3:30 PM|
|November 25||Colombo v Kandy||7:30 PM|
|November 26||Kandy v Jaffna||3:30 PM|
|November 26||Dambulla v Colombo||7:30 PM|
|November 28||Jaffna v Colombo||3:30 PM|
|November 28||Kandy v Galle||7:30 PM|
|December 02||Kandy v Dambulla||3:30 PM|
|December 02||Jaffna v Galle||7:30 PM|
|December 03||Dambulla v Galle||3:30 PM|
|December 03||Kandy v Colombo||7:30 PM|
|December 05||Jaffna v Colombo||3:30 PM|
|December 05||Galle v Kandy||7:30 PM|
|December 06||Dambulla v Jaffna||7:30 PM|
|December 09||Dambulla v Kandy||3:00 PM|
|December 09||Galle v Jaffna||7:30 PM|
|December 10||Semifinal 1||7:30 PM|
|December 11||Semifinal 2||7:30 PM|
|December 13||Final||7:30 PM|
Full Squad of LPL-2020
Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Isuru Udana, Angelo Mathews, Manpreet Singh Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Dinesh Chandimal, Ravinderpal Singh, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjan, Thikshila de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Navod Paranawithana, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka.
Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Lahiru Kumara, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Stirling, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Pulina Tharanga, Sachindu Colombage, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Amir, Akila Dananjaya, Hazratullah Zazai, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Milinda Siriwardana, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Thushara, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Mohomed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Sahan Arachchi.
Thisara Perera, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Asif Ali, Mind Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuvinidu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth.
Chris Gayle, Kusal Perera, Wahab Riaz, Liam Plunkett, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Dilruwan Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Priyamal Perera, Kavishka Anjula, Nishan Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Ishan Jayaratne, Chamika Edirisinghe.
India Timing & Broadcast Details
All the matches will be Live on Star Sports Networks and will be streamed live on Disney + Hotstar VIP. Matches will begin at 7.30 PM IST and on the doubleheader days, the first match will start at 3.30 PM IST.