The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League 2020 (LPL 2020) will be held from November 26 to December 16. The whole tournament will take place in Hambantota over November and December owing to the coronavirus restrictions with five teams namely Colombo Kings, Dambulla Hawks, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers competing for the LPL 2020 trophy.
The tournament begins on November 26, with Colombo Kings taking on Kandy Tuskers.
LPL is a Very Good Initiative: Mickey Arthur
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur feels that the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) will help enhance Sri Lankan cricket young player’s development.
At the same time, he also appreciates the hard work of Sri Lanka Cricket Board to get permission for conducting the tournament amid coronavirus outbreak.
“I think the LPL is a very good initiative by the SLC and one that I think will bear fruit in the future by fast-tracking young players’ development,” Mickey Arthur told cricket.lk.
“There are many ways it enhances our player development with the most important one being teaching players how to perform under pressure as this is an art that comes with experience, the LPL will provide them with that opportunity.”
Arthur further said that the young players will learn how to perform under high-pressure situations as LPL 2020 will provide them with an opportunity, and they will get better with experience.
Further pointing out the development of the players, Arthur reckoned that playing in the professional environment will help in a young players development.
“I have seen in leagues that I have been involved with around the world how the players grow because of the excitement of the pressure and expectations, the interaction with overseas players and coaches, and being around a professional environment,” Arthur added.