The Lanka Premier League 2020, which will become Sri Lanka’s topmost T20 league of international flavor, kicks off this evening with a spectacular virtual opening ceremony, using a combination of augmented and virtual reality technologies.
The opening ceremony, starting at 06.50 p.m. (IST) will showcase the vibrancy of the Sri Lankan culture, heritage, entertainment and most importantly the passion of cricket in Sri Lanka.
The 05 team League will see 23 matches played across 15 days at the MRICS, Hambantota.
In total, there will be 10 center wickets that will be used for the competition.
The opening match will see Colombo Kings led by Sri Lanka Star Angelo Mathews taking on Kandy Tuskers which is led by Kusal Janith Perera, another Sri Lankan star. The game will commence at 8.00 p.m. (IST)
Every team will compete in 8 games in the first round, whilst the top four teams will enter the Semi-Finals scheduled to be played on the 13th and 14th December 2020. The Grand Final will be on the 16th December.
The competition will feature a highly recognized Match Referee and an Umpiring Panel to officiate in the League. Respected ICC Officials in Chief Match Referee of the ICC, Ranjan Madugalle and ICC Elite Panel Umpire Kumar Dharmasena will be involved throughout this tourney.
The tournament is conducted with the highest standards of health measures to ensure that the LPL 2020 is conducted ensuring the safety of players and officials taking part in the League.