Lanka Premier League to cater to global audience; A-Sports and Fox Sports acquire broadcast rights

After the tremendous success of the first season of the Lanka Premier League last year, the tournament is set to attain an even wider audience for its second season with broadcasters acquiring rights to telecast the tournament in their respective countries.

The cricket-crazy fans of India will have an opportunity to witness the biggest cricketing stars in action on SONY SIX & SONY TEN 2 channels and the OTT platform SonyLIV. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s first HD sports channel, A-Sports will broadcast the second season of Lanka Premier League in Pakistan.

The cricket enthusiasts in Australia can catch their favourite stars hit the ball out of the park on beIN SPORTS, available within Fox Sports and Kayo Sports packages and the fans in the United Kingdom can watch the international stars on British free-to-air sports television channel – FreeSports.  USA and Canada, which has seen a rise in cricket fandom in the last year, can follow the exciting and explosive Lanka Premier League on Willow TV. Meanwhile, the passionate fans in Bangladesh can cheer for their favourite teams on T Sports. And last but not the least, the home fans can catch their own Sri Lankan cricketing stars on Supreme TV. And Daraz, through their e-commerce platform, have acquired digital rights and will stream the matches live for fans shopping on the platform.

The Lanka Premier League is all in readiness to be a cricket lover’s delight and the competition has caught the imagination of fans from around the globe. Each of the broadcasters will play a huge role in bringing exciting cricket from Sri Lanka to every corner of the world.

An explosive line-up of international stars along with a host of talented Sri Lankan players will be seen in action in the Lanka Premier League, which will be held from 05th December 2021 to 23rd December 2021.

Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of Dubai-based production giant IPG, the official promoter of LPL commented “We are very pleased to see the way the Lanka Premier League has grown in the last two years. The tournament has attracted the biggest players from around the world and now the biggest broadcasters are also showing their interest and excitement around the competition. Sri Lanka has always been proud of its cricketing heritage and passion and we cannot be happier about it being taken to all parts of the world through some of the renowned broadcasters in the business.”


Lanka Premier League to open ticket sales up to 50 percent capacity

The organizers of Lanka Premier League and Sri Lanka Cricket upon recommendation of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health, have decided to open ticket sales for up to 50 percent of stadium capacity for the second season of the tournament, which will be held from 05th December 2021 to 23rd December 2021. The league matches will be hosted at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, while the knockouts will be held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. 

Along with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health and Sri Lanka Cricket, IPG will implement a robust plan to ensure that all the measures are followed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All the fans in the stands will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times during the matches.

Heshan Perera – Head of Marketing (Daraz), said “We are very excited to take our partnership with the Lanka Premier League to another level, by enabling ticket sales for the LPL series on Daraz. While live streaming the matches as the Digital partner for the tournament, we are also delighted that we can provide the opportunity to cricket fans to purchase their tickets to watch the matches in person. Daraz always puts customer experience and convenience to the forefront, and with this we have taken another step towards fulfilling it.” 

Commenting on the development, Diptendu Sawn – Country Head, BookMyShow (Sri Lanka) said, “BookMyShow is honored to be partnering with The Lanka Premier League 2021 as the official ticketing partner. This collaboration will allow us to share our joint passion for cricket with the local cricket fans throughout Sri Lanka and celebrate our shared commitment to sporting excellence. It is a great honour to have the support of our long-time partner Sri Lanka Cricket helping us bring this phenomenal series to our audiences.” 

Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of Dubai-based production giant IPG, the official promoter of LPL commented “No tournament is complete without its fans and therefore we are delighted to announce that we will allow fans in the stands up to 50 percent capacity in the stadium for the second season of the Lanka Premier League. The health of the fans and all the personnel involved in LPL is our highest priority and therefore we will ensure that all the Covid-19 measures are followed during all the games.”