LPL 2022 Postponed: SLC suffer MAJOR BLOW, Lanka Premier League postponed amid Asia Cup 2022 uncertainty – Check out

LPL 2022 Postponed: In another major blow, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced the postponement of the Lanka Premier League. The LPL 2022…

LPL 2022 Postponed: SLC suffer MAJOR BLOW, Lanka Premier League postponed amid Asia Cup 2022 uncertainty - Check out

LPL 2022 Postponed: In another major blow, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced the postponement of the Lanka Premier League. The LPL 2022 was scheduled to kick off in August, but has now been indefinitely postponed amid the economic crisis in the country. The LPL’s postponement comes on the heels of the relocation of the Asia Cup 2022, with SLC set to lose hosting rights to the UAE. Follow Lanka Premier League live updates on Insidesport.IN

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LPL 2022 Postponed: SLC suffer MAJOR BLOW, Lanka Premier League postponed amid Asia Cup 2022 uncertainty – Check out

Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday confirmed that the Lanka Premier League 2022, which was scheduled to be held from 1st to 21st August 2022 will be postponed, with immediate effect. Amid the ongoing economic crisis, the Innovative Production Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the tournament made a request to SLC to postpone the tournament.

Sri Lanka had also won the rights to host Asia Cup 2022, but as per the latest reports, the tournament could now be shifted to UAE. The six-team continental tournament was scheduled to kick off post-LPL on August 27.  In an official statement, the board announced the postponement on Sunday.

“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to announce that the Lanka Premier League 2022, which was scheduled to be held from 1st to 21st August, 2022 will be postponed, with immediate effect. This decision was taken by the SLC, following a request made by the Innovative Production Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the tournament, which cited the current ‘economic situation,’ in the country, as not conducive to hosting the tournament,” the statement read.

LPL 2022 Postponed: SLC suffer MAJOR BLOW, Lanka Premier League postponed amid Asia Cup 2022 uncertainty – Check out

Earlier, in June this year, despite the acute economic and civil crisis, SLC had said that the five-team tournament would be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo for the initial matches before the action shifts to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

The first edition of the LPL was held in 2020, followed by the second in 2021. Both editions of the tournament have been won by Jaffna Kings (earlier Stallions), with Galle Gladiators ending as runners-up on both occasions.

LPL 2022 Postponed: SLC suffer MAJOR BLOW, Lanka Premier League postponed amid Asia Cup 2022 uncertainty – Check out

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