LPL 2021: Lanka Premier League Season 2 postponed to Sep, likely to clash with IPL 2021 Phase 2

Lanka Premier League (LPL 2021) set to begin on July 30 has been postponed to the end of August due to rising COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka.
Lanka Premier League (LPL 2021) set to begin on July 30 has been postponed to the end of August due to rising COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka.

LPL 2021 – Lanka Premier League Postponed: The Lanka Premier League (LPL 2021) set to begin on July 30 has been postponed to the end of August due to rising COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka. This means now one more cricket tournament is likely to clash with Indian Premier League (IPL 2021 Phase 2) as both will attempt to complete season before T20 World Cup.

LPL 2021 Postponed – Will it impact IPL 2021 Phase 2? Unlike Caribbean Premier League whose scheduling is causing big problem for IPL 2021 in UAE – LPL 2021 postponement and possible scheduling in September will not be a big headache for BCCI.

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First none of the Sri Lankan team player is featuring in IPL this season – nor top foreigners who played in LPL last year will give Sri Lankan league preference over IPL.

LPL 2021: West Indian cricketer could opt out of LPL

The West Indian cricketers are likely to opt for CPL which is scheduled to begin on August 28 and LPL may struggle for top names this year.

Few players like Andre Russell last season played in both LPL & IPL – but this year 1st he will be busy with Caribbean Premier League and will straightaway reach UAE to join KKR squad to play IPL in September.

This means the only loser by the postponement of the Lankan league will be LPL itself who will now find it hard to get top players for their 2nd edition.

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LPL 2021 postponement all raises question mark over India Tour of Sri Lanka

India Tour of Sri Lanka: The rising Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka led to the postponement of CPL 2021 and the same reason now has put question mark over India’s tour to Lanka in July.

The tour has been confirmed by BCCI for July for a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and three T20s. According to information available, the series will commence with the ODIs on July 13, 16, 19 followed by T20 segment on July 22, 24, 27.

It has been announced by SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) that all the six matches will be played in Colombo. 

Sri Lanka tour India squad – Likely Squad for the tour: BCCI is yet to officially announce the Indian squad for the tour, but none of the player current on England tour will be named in the Indian squad for tour to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka tour India squad: India probable squad vs Sri Lanka- Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Tewatia are some of the players who will be in the mix.