Sri Lanka’s Lanka Premier League (LPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league. The tournament, which will be held in 2023, intends to showcase Sri Lanka’s great potential and passion for cricket.
The LPL consists of franchise teams from various cities across the country, with both local and international players taking part. The league offers an exciting platform for players to showcase their abilities, compete at a high level, and thrill cricket fans all around the world.
The matches are famous for their fast-paced action, dramatic contests, and the explosive atmosphere created by adoring fans. The Lanka Premier League not only promotes cricket in Sri Lanka but also helps to expand and develop the sport abroad. The LPL has established itself as a significant cricket tournament on the world cricket calendar due to its unique blend of talent, strong competition, and vibrant cricketing culture.
Format of the Lanka Premier League
The fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League will include Pakistan captain and standout batter Babar Azam, as well as flamboyant South African David Miller and the ever-dependable Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan, as big star acquisitions.
From July 30 to August 20, 2023, in Sri Lanka’s premier T20, each team can have a maximum of six international players on its roster. In the round-robin stage, the five teams will play each other twice. The top four teams will qualify for the playoffs.
The Jaffna Stallions of Sri Lanka’s northern tip won the first three seasons, first as Jaffna Stallions in 2020 and twice as Jaffna Kings in 2021 and 2022.
Babar Azam, a talented batter and one of the finest in the game these days, will wear the shirt of the Colombo Strikers, a team situated in the capital. Before joining the LPL, Pakistan’s captain will go to Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series against the Lankans. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh has joined the Galle Titans.
The month-long event will be held at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Pallekelle Stadium in Kandy.
Lanka Premier League 2023 Schedule
|July 30||Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|July 31||Galle Titans vs Dambulla Aura||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|July 31||B Love Kandy vs Colombo Strikers||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 1||Dambulla Aura vs Jaffna Kings||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 1||Galle Titans vs B Love Kandy||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 4||Colombo Strikers vs Galle Titans||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 4||Dambulla Aura vs Jaffna Kings||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 5||Galle Titans vs B-Love Kandy||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 5||Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 7||B-Love Kandy vs Dambulla Aura||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 7||Galle Titans vs Jaffna Kings||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 8||Colombo Strikers vs Dambulla Aura||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 8||B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 11||Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 12||Jaffna Kings vs B-Love Kandy||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 12||Dambulla Aura vs Colombo Strikers||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 13||Jaffna Kings vs Galle Titans||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 13||Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 14||B-Love Kandy vs Dambulla Aura||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 15||Colombo Strikers vs Galle Titans||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 17||Qualifier 1: 1st Place vs 2nd Place||09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local|
|August 17||Eliminator: 3rd Place vs 4th Place||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 19||Qualifier 2: Winner Eliminator vs Loser Qualifier 1||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
|August 20||Final: Winner Qualifier 1 vs Winner Qualifier 2||02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local|
Babar Azam, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah, Chamika Karunarathne, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Wahab Riaz, Lakshan Sandakan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Movin Subasingha, Lahiru Udara, Eshan Malinga, Shashika Dulshan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lorcan Tucker, Jeffrey Vandersay, Angelo Perera, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kavishka Anjula, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Ahan Wickramasinghe and Yashodha Lanka.
Matthew Wade, Kusal Mendis, Lungi Ngidi, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Hayden Kerr, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Sachitha Jayathilake, Janith Liyanage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Jehan Daniel, Wanuja Sahan, Kavidu Pathirana, Ravindu Fernando, Alex Ross, Treveen Mathew, Manelker de Silva, and Praveen Jayawickrama.
Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Seekuge Prasanna, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Croospulle, Sohan de Livera, Ashan Priyanjan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Mithun, Minod Bhanuka, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Shevon Daniel, Mohamed Shiraz, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Sonal Dinusha, Avishka Perera, Anuk Fernando, Vishwa Fernando.
David Miller, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Kumara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theesan Vithushan, Asanka Manoj, Nishan Madushka, Asitha Fernando, Hardus Viljoen, Nuwan Thushara, Dilshan Madushanka, Zaman Khan, Ashan Randika, Ratnarajah Thenurathan, Chris Lynn, Asela Gunaratne.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanidu Hasaranga, Fakhar Zaman, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Hasnain, Dushmantha Chameera, Sahan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Haris, Navod Paranavithana, Asif Ali, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Chaturanga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Aamer Jamal, Malsha Tharupathi, Thanuka Dabare, Lasith Abeyratne, Avishka Tharindu
Lanka Premier League Broadcast and Live Stream
Having bagged the television broadcast rights, Star Sports will telecast the league’s exciting action live, exclusively in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and MENA region including UAE.