The Lanka Premier League may be postponed due to Corona - Newztezz Online


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Lanka Premier League may be postponed due to Corona

 Earlier, a two-day suspension order was issued and the schedule was postponed. Finally, after coming out of the shadow of Corona, the debut season of Lanka Premier League was supposed to start from November 21. Accordingly, the division of cricketers among the five franchises became an issue in early October.

But according to the latest report from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, even after everything has been finalized, it has not yet been possible to get the necessary permission from the country's health ministry. The most awaited Lanka Premier League to be held which is the most important. The reason is, of course, the re-emergence of the novel Corona virus. Despite the deadline, the Sri Lankan government has not yet decided whether to start a 14-day quarantine for foreign cricketers who will be participating in the LPL. It is to be noted that the quarantine phase of the foreign cricketers who were going to participate in the tournament was to start from November 4.

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has recently joined the Candy Taskers, one of the franchises of the tournament. Besides, star cricketers like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan have already taken place in various franchises. A total of 30 foreign cricketers were expected to participate in the tournament. But for the time being, the question arose as to whether the tournament would be held at all.

"We are still hesitant about hosting the LPL," Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said in a statement. The Ministry of Health has not yet given us permission. Monday is the last day to get permission, otherwise we will have to suspend again. However, the re-suspension means a waste of money and then the question of getting the cricketers. Because later cricketers can sign up for any other series or tournament.

However, the island's cricket board said it had discussed the matter with the health ministry more than once before seeking permission. Most of the cricketers will come from IPL i.e., will enter from one bio bubble to another bio bubble. In that case, it is not a problem. Even one more thing that came up in the discussion was that the venue would be limited to Hambantota and Pallekele. Despite all the uncertainty, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board hopes to get the green signal by Monday.

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