The Sri Lanka Cricket Board announced on Tuesday that the second edition of Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played from July 30 to August 22. The tournament will feature 5 teams namely– Colombo Kings, Dambulla Hawks, Jaffna Stallions, Galle Gladiators and Kandy Tuskers. All the matches will be played under bio-secure environment based on the directives of the Health Ministry in the country.
"SLC wishes to reiterate that the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held during July and August 2021, as earlier announced. Accordingly, the tournament will be held from 30th July to 22nd August 2021," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
"The 2020 edition was held under a successful bio-bubble environment. Health protocols for the 2nd edition of the LPL will be planned based on the directions of the Ministry of Health."
Here's the official announcement:
The inaugural edition of LPL was conducted last year in Hambantota. The tournament was won by Jaffna Stallions, who defeated Galle Gladiators by four wickets in the final. Notably, former India cricketers Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel and Sudeep Tyagi had also participated in the first edition.
Galle Gladiators' Danushka Gunathilaka was the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 476 runs from 10 matches. Jaffna Stallions' Wanindu Hasaranga took the most wickets (17).