Sri Lanka Cricket. (Source: Twitter)

The Sri Lankan cricket board (SLC) is planning for an IPL kind of a league. The T20-format tournament, Lankan premier league would take place in August with foreign presence.

The island country is one of the least affected countries by the COVID-19 outburst. They have reported less than 2,000 positive cases and 11 deaths.

“SLC CEO Ashley de Silva is understood to have written to other boards about the prospect of a Lankan Premier League (LPL), while foreign players have also been approached,” the report said.

“Tournament planning, though, remains in its very preliminary stages, with no official announcement having yet come from the board,” it said.

The SLC is also hoping to host the Asia Cup in September and also a T20I and ODI series against India along with a three-match Test bilateral tie against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka had earlier offered to hos the IPL as well. The IPL was slated to begin in March-end with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at home.

But the corona virus outbreak forced the beginning of the league to be postponed till April 14 initially and then for an indefinite time.

The World T20 which was scheduled to take place later this year in Australia is also under dark clouds for now.

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