Lanka Premier League 2022 which will be the third edition of the Sri Lankan domestic T20 league will kick off on December 6 with a doubleheader scheduled for the opening day. Defending champions Jaffna Kings will face Galle Gladiators in the first game of the season. The first round of the tournament, which will consist of 20 games will be played in Hambantota before it moves to Kandy and then Colombo.
The knockout stage of the tournament will also be played at the Ram Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. The summit clash of the League will be played on 23 December 2022 at the RPICS, Colombo whilst Qualifier 1 and Eliminator will take place on 21st December. There is no break for the teams and players in the knockout round as Qualifier 2 will be played on 22nd December.
Lanka Premier League 2022 will consist of 24 games and will see the participation of the topmost domestic and international cricketers. The upcoming edition of the tournament will see the participation of a number of star international cricketers. The names include Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Janneman Malan, Dwaine Pretorius, D'Arcy Short, and Shoaib Malik, among several other players.
"The appetite for cricket in Sri Lanka is huge and we are bringing the best of cricketing action to our fans in Sri Lanka. With the Lanka Premier League, we want to provide some high-energy T20 cricket throughout December,” said Anil Mohan, Founder and CEO of IPG, the official promoter of LPL.
"Sri Lanka Cricket has always produced many world-class players and the inclusion of top international cricketers like Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, and Janneman Malan among others is contributing to the growth and popularity of the Lanka Premier League in the subcontinent. I am sure that the third edition will be a success like the last two seasons,” he added.