Sony Sports India has bagged the rights to broadcast the Lankan Premier League (LPL) T20 Tournament set to kickoff later this month. In response to a question raised on Twitter, Sony Sports India confirmed that it will be broadcasting the tournament on its channel.
Sony Sports & Sony Ten will broadcast the league in India. It is worth noting that Sony Pictures Network (SPN) is also the rights holder for Sri Lanka Cricket for next 3 years.
Other than Sony Sports, according to the information available with InsideSport, Sky Sports has acquired the rights for the UK territory. Organizers are also in talks to sell rights of LPL 2020 in various other territories.
The LPL will be held from 27th November -17th December 2020.
All matches will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. The Health Ministry finally gave its approval only on 5th November for the tournament to be hosted in Sri Lanka following multiple meetings with relevant officials.
The LPL will be held under strict health guidelines and under a bio-secure bubble, due to the prevalent coronavirus outbreak in the country.
LPL 2020 : Lankan Premier League postponed for 1 more week
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has rescheduled the Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020. The T20 league will now begin from November 27 to December 17, 2020 and will only be played at the MRICS, Hambantota, according to Hindustan Times report.
LPL was earlier scheduled to begin from November 21, however, after a string of meeting between Sri Lanka Cricket and health ministry, it was decided to revise the schedule and venue.
“Holding of the tournament in Hambantota and in one venue, enhances our plan of setting up and maintaining an effective Bio-Secure Bubble, and with the approval coming from the government, we are now confident of going ahead with the tournament,” said Ravin Wickramaratne, Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket and the Tournament Director of the LPL, told Hindustan Times.
SLC will soon announce the new schedule soon.
Lankan Premier League: Check detailed and complete squads
Dambulla Hawks: Dasun Shanaka, Carlos Brathwaite, Samit Patel, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Madushanka, Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Pulina Tharanga, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Sachindu Colombage
Jaffna Stallions: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Asif Ali, Minod Bhanuka, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuvinidu Fernando, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Yiyakanth Yiyaskanth
Kandy Tuskers: Chris Gayle, Kusal Perera, Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kavishka Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Fernando, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne
Colombo Kings: Angelo Mathews, Manpreet Singh Gony, Manvinder Bisla, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ravinderpal Singh, Ashan Priyanjan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila de Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayake, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana
Galle Gladiators: Lasith Malinga, Shahid Afridi, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Amir, Hazratullah Zazai, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardana, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohomed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Sahan Arachch.