Colombo Stars team

Must thank Sri Lanka Cricket and IPG Group for successfully hosting Lanka Premier League 2021 season,’ says Colombo Stars batsman Dinesh Chandimal

Colombo Stars star performer Dinesh Chandimal opened up on the franchises’ campaign at the Lanka Premier League 2021 on Sunday and said that despite making a few mistakes, the team can take plenty of positives from the season. Stars lost to Dambulla Giants by 6 wickets in the Eliminator and were knocked out of the competition. 

Speaking after the match, Chandimal went on to thank Sri Lanka Cricket and the IPG Group for successfully organising the Lanka Premier League 2021 season despite facing several hurdles.

“We all know with the Covid pandemic, it is tough to hold a tournament like this one. So, I must thank Sri Lanka Cricket and the IPG. They have done tremendously well. They have organised well and hospitality and everything was superb,” Chandimal said. 

On a personal level, Chandimal had a fantastic season as he smashed 277 runs in 9 games at an average of 46.17 and a whopping strike rate of 150.54. He is currently 3rd in the list of highest run-getters in the Lanka Premier League 2021. The Sri Lanka veteran explained how he enjoyed the new role that was given to him by the coach and the captain. 

“Before the start of the tournament, the captain and the coach asked me to bat at no. 6. They gave me the finishing role. In T20 cricket, this is a new role for me. I think I did well for Colombo Stars this season. Unfortunately, we could not make it through to the final as a team. Overall, I am really happy about my performance,” he said.

Chandimal went on to sum up the season for the franchise. “I think we played some outstanding cricket throughout the tournament, but in patches. In some games, we made mistakes. So, it’s a mixed feeling. Sometimes, you are happy and sometimes you are sad. I think, overall, we have done well as a team.” 

Chandimal further revealed the areas where Colombo Stars could have done better and admitted it cost them a few of the games this season.

“I think, as a team, we have gelled well. When we were batting, we could not click as a unit. That cost us games. Especially, in the first six overs, we lost two-three wickets, and we did get going in the first powerplay. That cost us most of the matches we have lost in the tournament,” he said. 

The right-handed batsman further admitted that Colombo Stars were 20 runs short in the Eliminator after electing to bat. “I think, to be honest, we were short 20 runs. That’s what I feel. The pitch was not easy to bat, not like last year. The ball did not come to bat on this track. We were short 20 runs. That’s where we lost the game.” 

Chandimal further went on to reveal his best moment from the tournament and praised some of the youngsters for their performance in the season. 

“I think in the first round, the last game against Kandy was a crucial game for us. After we won the game, everyone was over the moon. So, I think that was the best moment for us in the tournament,” he said. 

“We found some new young talents this year such as Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashan Priyanjan. So, we have to take a few positives from the tournament, and I am sure, the franchise will be looking for them to perform next year as well,” Chandimal signed off. 

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Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik reveal interesting secrets about each other: Eats 6 times a day, even at 3 am

Jaffna Kings stars Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz sat down for a frank conversation on the sidelines of the Lanka Premier League 2021 season where the two veterans Pakistan cricketers revealed interesting and hilarious tidbits about each other. Riaz and Malik participated in the “spray challenge” as they answered a range of questions about each other.

Shoaib Malik, during the fun chat, went on to reveal why the Indian tennis star and his wife, Sania Mirza, does not like to cook for him. The two players were asked about who is fussier about food, and Malik said: “Ask this question to my wife. Then you get a detailed answer. That’s why she does not know how to cook and she orders from outside. Because I am fussy.”

When asked about who was lazier among the two players, Malik was quick to spray water on Riaz. “Because Riaz is a fast bowler, and he needs a lot of energy. Maybe that’s why he is lazier,” he said.

Malik also credited the Pakistan fast bowler to have a messier kitbag among the two. “He is an allrounder. He carries more bats than a batsman carries,” Malik said, laughing.

Wahab went on to say that Malik has a better sense of humour among the two, but also cheekily added: “At times, he says somethings, and he laughs and nobody responds.”

When asked who is a bigger foodie, it was revealed by the two that Malik eats 6 times a day. “Even at 3 am in the morning, there will be a club sandwich in his room,” Riaz revealed.

“I may eat six times a day, but I take small meals,” Malik responded.

Wahab Riaz also described Shoaib Malik as the bigger “party animal” among the two and revealed why their plans to party in Karachi this year could not come to fruition.

“He committed to me that he and I will be in Karachi, and we will have a lot of fun. But thank god, his name was in the T20 World Cup squad. He made a lot of plans with me. But nothing paid off,” Wahab said, laughing.

Meanwhile, Jaffna Kings have already reached the playoffs in Lanka Premier League 2021 with a win over Dambulla Giants on Monday. They will face off against Colombo Stars on Thursday.

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Wahab Riaz names Shaheen, Bumrah, Starc in list of current best fast bowlers, rates Rohit, Babar, De Villiers as top batsmen

Jaffna Kings fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who has already picked five wickets in three games at the ongoing Lanka Premier League 2021 season, went on to name his picks for top fast bowlers and batsmen in the world at the moment, and he included India pacer Jasprit Bumrah and opening batsman Rohit Sharma in the list.

In a recent interaction, Riaz was asked to name some of the best fast bowlers in the world at the moment, and he went on to praise Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mitchell Starc.

“They have a lot of capability. They read the game and execute their plans really well. If they require yorkers, or if they require slow ones, they would read the wicket and bowl accordingly,” Riaz said.

The Pakistan speedster was also asked to name the batsmen he finds difficult to bowl to and he picked AB de Villiers’ and also explained the reasons behind the same.

“There are a lot of such players like Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam who are hard to bowl to. But one player I have always been afraid to bowl to is AB de Villiers. He always knows what is coming next from me. He reads the game well, and always plays well against me,” Riaz added.

The Pakistan speedster further went on to describe his Jaffna Kings teammate Wanindu Hasaranga as the best leg-spinner in the world right now and credited him for the team’s success this season so far.

“If I am honest, Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the best leg-spinners right now in the world. Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana have been really good this season for our team. They really set the tones in the powerplay overs by taking wickets and restricting the opposition,” Riaz said.

Kings have won 4 out of 5 games so far in the season and are currently lying at the top of the table. The defending champions Kings had lost their first game against Galle Gladiators but have bounced back superbly since then.

“We learned from the mistakes we made in our first match. Now we are trying to cover all those basics. Everybody is ticking every box and that’s why we are winning as a team,” Riaz said.

Riaz further went on to praise the Kings management for packing up a stacked squad this season with plenty of options on the bench.

“Hats off to Jaffna coach and captain who have selected this team knowing the conditions and what combinations this team needs. The good thing is that everybody is responding well to all of them,” Riaz said.

Speaking on the team’s game plan to defend the title, Riaz said that they are making plans game by game and not thinking far ahead.

“You have to play good cricket throughout the tournament. You cannot say you are the favourites in the tournament as that can put you on the back foot. I can see the hunger in boys to win. We are thinking about one game at a time. We are not thinking about championship or too far ahead,” he said.

The veteran pacer further went on to praise the Lanka Premier League tournament for giving a chance to youngsters to learn from some of the best cricketers in the world.

“It’s great exposure for youngsters as they will learn to play against some of the best players in the world. They will share the dressing room with senior players like Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, and gain experience. That is the exposure you require to make an impact at the international stage,” he signed off.


‘The Lanka Premier League is definitely going to have a massive impact on Sri Lankan cricket,’ said Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara, who was adjudged the Player of the Match for playing a watchful innings of 34 runs from 39 balls and helping his team Kandy Warriors defeat Galle Gladiators by 5 wickets in the Lanka Premier League on Saturday, expressed that the franchise tournament will definitely help Sri Lanka to find quality cricketers in their nation.
“I think the Lanka Premier League is definitely going to help Sri Lanka cricket. Whenever a league has been formed in any country, that league has helped that nation produce better cricketers, especially in the T20 format. Look at what happened to India, look at what happened to England, look at how good Pakistan were in the ICC T20 World Cup. I knew they were going to be good because they had such good quality. When you have leagues, you find players that would’ve never come into the system. You’ll see the impact of the Lanka Premier League in 3-4 years. We are already seeing talent coming through from Sri Lanka, players like Wanindu Hasaranga are good cricketers,” said Bopara.
When asked about his own performance in the LPL match against Galle Gladiators, Bopara said, “It was a difficult wicket to bat on. The key thing for us was to get to our target. We lost three games in a row before this game. My job was to make sure that I am there at the end. During the time-out, the Coach and the Captain told me not to play any big shots and asked me to be there till the end. So that was my job. If I was playing for my own ego then I would’ve scored at a faster rate, but I would have probably played a bad shot and got out and put the team in trouble. Once I got set, it was my job to take the team over the line.”
The all-rounder also expressed that he enjoys low-scoring games, “I love it when the scores are around 130-140, it’s a tight game and it’s a struggle to bat. These games are more exciting for me. When a team scores 180-200, sometimes the other team gets bowled out for 130, trying to hit fours and sixes. It can be difficult to curb your natural style of batting on a wicket like this, but after training so much over the years, it gets you ready for this kind of stuff. If you are only hitting sixes during training then that’s the only way you can play, but if you are also developing the skill of taking singles and hitting boundaries, then you have an all-round game. You know you can fit in any situation.”
Bopara added that it’s very important for the Kandy Warriors to build on their victory against the Gladiators, “It’s very important for us to attain the momentum. There are a lot of teams that start slowly in various competitions. If you look in the IPL, sometimes the Mumbai Indians start really slowly and all of a sudden, they catch form in the second half and go to the top. It has happened so many times. Hopefully, this happens to us as well. We need to win nearly every game now. We have to win at least three matches in our last four matches to qualify for the next stage of the tournament.”


Lanka Premier League 2021 takes off with a glitzy opening ceremony; Sri Lanka Prime Minister and Sports Minister grace the event

The T20 fever officially hit the islands of Sri Lanka on Sunday as the second season of the Lanka Premier League took off with a glitzy opening ceremony in front of a host of fans at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The culture and the tremendous passion for cricket in Sri Lanka was on display as various artists performed to the tune of the Lanka Premier League official song ‘Ekwa Jayagamu’ rendered by Bathiya and Santhush’, Yohani, , Sajitha, and ADK.

Amongst the colour and fervour of the massive opening ceremony, the Lanka Premier League witnessed the presence of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa and General Shavendra Silva. Paralympic Gold Medalist Dinesh Priyantha also graced the event and declared the T20 franchise tournament open.

Commenting on the occassion, Angelo Mathews, Captain of Colombo Stars and Sri Lankan legend said, “You know, all the nations are having this kind of a tournament and it benefits the country’s cricket because you produce so many young players and you give them the exposure playing with international stars so yeah, its a great exposure for all of them. LPL is a great platform for the budding stars and it is going to benefit Sri Lanka cricket a lot.”
Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of Dubai-based production giant IPG, the official promoter of LPL said, “An explosive start is very important for any competition and what a start it was on Sunday. I would like to thank Sri Lanka Cricket, all the sponsors and brodcasters and most importantly the fans of Sri Lanka cricket, who showed their passion and love for their favourite stars at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. We look forward to a fantastic tournament.”
The Lanka Premier League, which will have five teams competing for the trophy – Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings, Dambulla Giants, Kandy Warriors and Colombo Stars, is all set to take even bigger strides this year with the attraction of a  host of sponsors including notwithstanding Wolf777 News, Sky247 and FairPlay. The flagship T20 tournament of Sri Lanka will also be telecast to cricket fans all over the world. The Indian fans can catch their favourite stars on SONY SIX & SONY TEN 2 channels and the OTT platform SonyLIV, while A-Sports will broadcast the matches in Pakistan. The cricket-crazy fans in the the Caribbean, Australia, UK, USA & Canada, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will witness the international stars in action on SportsMax, beIN SPORTS, FreeSports, Willow TV,  T Sports and  Supreme TV respectively. And Daraz, through their e-commerce platform, will stream the matches live for fans shopping on the platform.

The Galle Gladiators gained the first mover advantage in the opening match of the Lanka Premier League 2021 on Sunday after they defeated Jaffna Kings by 54 runs in Colombo. Gladiators Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 56 runs off 31 runs and helped his team post a total of 164/7. Thereafter, Samit Patel picked up figures of 3/21 as the Gladiators bowled the Jaffna Kings out for 110.

Player of the Match Samit Patel said, “LPL is a great tournament to play in. It has great pitches and some very special people playing it. Great Talent Sri Lanka have got here and experience and exposure like this will make them even better.”

A total of 24 matches will be played in the Lanka Premier League 2021. The Final Round Games will see the top two teams in the points table playing the Qualifier 1, whilst the 3rd and 4th placed teams on the table playing in the ‘Eliminator.’

The winner of ‘Qualifier 1’ will directly go into the Final, whilst the loser of the ‘Qualifier 1’ will play against the winner of the ‘Eliminator’ in the ‘Qualifier 2’, and the winner of that game will go into the Final. The Final will be played on 23 December 2021 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.


අභිනව ශූරයෝ සමාරම්භයේදීම පරදිති

වසරකට වැඩි කාලයක් බොහෝ දෙනා නොඉවසිල්ලෙන් බලා සිටි ලංකා ප්‍රිමියර් ලීග් දෙවැනි දිග හැරුම හෙවත් ‘LPL – 2021′ සමාරම්භක තරගයේදීම ඉකුත් වර ශූරයන් ලෙස අවතීර්ණ වුණු ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස් පිලට එරෙහිව ලකුණු 54 ක ජයක් වාර්තා කිරීමට ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පිල අද (05 දා) සමත්විය.

විචිත්‍රවත් සමාරම්භ උළෙලකින් පසු ප.ව. 7.30 ට ඇරැඹි මෙම තරගයේදී කාසියේ වාසියත් සමඟ පන්දු යැවීමට ජැෆ්නා නායකයා තීරණය කළද ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පිතිකරුවෝ එය සිය වාසියට පෙරළාගත්හ. ඉදිරි පෙළ පිතිකරුවන් තිදෙනාම මුලු ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාව 41 ක්ව තිබියදී දැවී ගියද නායක භානුක රාජපක්ෂ සිව්වැනි කඩුල්ල වෙනුවෙන් බෙන් ඩන්ක් සමග ලකුණු 51 ක්ද පස්වැනි කඩුල්ල වෙනුවෙන් සමිත් පටෙල් සමඟ ලකුණු 40 ක්ද රැස් කරමින් ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පිල සාර්ථක ලකුණු සංඛ්‍යාවක් කරා රැගෙන යෑමේ මූලික වගකීම ඉටු කළහ.

මෙවර තරග වාරයේ පළමු අර්ධ ශතක ලාභියාවීමේ වරමද සමඟ පන්දු 31 කදී රැස් කරන ලද ලකුණු 56 ක වටිනා ඉනිම සඳහා භානුක හයේ පහර 3 ක් සහ හතරේ පහර 6 ක් සිය ඉනිමට ඇතුළත් කර ගත්තේය. පැමිණ සිටි ක්‍රීඩා ලෝලීන් අමන්දානන්දයට පත් කරන ලද එම ඉනිමත් සමග නියමිත පන්දුවාර 20 අවසනදී ලකුණු 165 ඉලක්කයක් ලබා දුන් ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් ක්‍රීඩකයෝ එය හඹා යෑමේදී ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස් පිල පන්දුවාර 18.4 කදී ලකුණු 110 කට සීමා කළහ.

ජැෆ්නා පිල මට්ටු කිරීමේදී උපුල් තරංගගේ සහ රාමනුල්ලා ගුර්බාස්ගේ කඩුලු දවා ගැනීමට මොහොමඩ් හෆීස් සමත්විය. එතැන් පටන් ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස් පිලට හිස එසවීමට සමිත් පටෙල් ප්‍රමුඛ ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පන්දු යවන්නෝ අවස්ථාව ලබා නොදුන්හ. අවිෂ්ක ප්‍රනාන්දු, ටොම් කොලර් සහ සම්මු අශාන්ගේ කඩුලු සමිත් පටෙල්ගේ නම ඉදිරියෙන් සටහන් වද්දී නායක තිසර පෙරේරාගේ කඩුල්ල ළහිරු මදුශංක විසින්ද වනිඳු හසරංගගේ කඩුල්ල නූර් අහමඩ් විසින්ද දවා ගැනීමත් සමඟ ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස්ට අකමැත්තෙන් හෝ සිදුවූයේ පසුබැසීමටය.

පසු පෙළින් පැමිණි වහාබ් රියාස් දැවැන්ත හයේ පහර 2 ක් සහ තවත් හතරේ පහර 2 ක් ද සමඟ පන්දු 20 කදී වේගවත් ලකුණු 27 ක් රැස් කළද ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පන්දු යවන්නෝ ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස් පිලට කළ යුතු හානිය ඒ වන විටත් සිදුකර තිබුණි.

පළමු පන්දුවටම හතරේ පහරක් එල්ල කරමින් ධනුෂ්ක ගුණතිලක (08) ප්‍රහාරාත්මක ආරම්භයක් ලබා ගත්තද ඔහුට පිටියේ රැඳී සිටීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවූයේ තවත් පන්දු 4 ක් පමණි. ගුණතිලක සමඟ ඉනිම ඇරැඹි කුසල් මෙන්ඩිස් (16) සහ මොහොමඩ් හෆීස් (15) ලකුණක් ඇතුළත දැවී යෑම නිසා ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර් පිලේ ආරම්භය පසුබෑමක් ඇතිවිය.

තරගයේ වීරයා ලෙසින් පන්දු 31 කදී ලකුණු 42 ක් ද පන්දු යැවීමේදී ලකුණු 21 කට කඩුලු 3 ක් දවා තුන් ඉරියව්වෙන්ම දක්ෂතා දැක්වූ සමිත් පටෙල් තරගයේ වීරයා සම්මානයෙන් පිදුම් ලැබීය.

ලකුණු සාරාංශය

ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර්ස් පන්දුවාර 20 කදී කඩුලු 7 ට ලකුණු 164 යි – (භානුක රාජපක්ෂ 56, සමිත් පටෙල් 42, කුසල් මෙන්ඩිස් 16, මොහොමඩ් හෆීස් 15, ධනුෂ්ක ගුණතිලක 08, බෙන් ඩන්ක් 17, ළහිරු මදුශංක 05*, ජේඩ්න් සීල්ස් 23/3, වනිඳු හසරාග 30/2, සුරංග ලක්මාල් 42/1, මහීෂ් තීක්ෂණ 21/1)

ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස් පන්දුවාර 18.4 කදී සියලු දෙනා දැවී ලකුණු 110 යි – (වහාබ් රියාස් 27, සුරංග ලක්මාල් 10, තිසර පෙරේරා 11, ටොම් කොලර් 10, රාමනුල්ලා ගුර්බාස් 11, උපුල් තරංග 17, සමිත් පටෙල් 21/3, මොහොමඩ් හෆීස් 11/2, පුලින තරංග 13/2, නූර් අහමඩ් 25/1, ළහිරු මදුශංක 06/1, නුවන් තුෂාර 20/1)


FairPlay associates with Lanka Premier League as powered by sponsor

FairPlay, a sports news platform, has associated with the Lanka Premier League as the powered by sponsor. With a user base of nearly 90,000 Club members, FairPlay will provide a massive boost to Lanka Premier League’s endevaour of taking the tournament to as many cricket fans as possible.

The Lanka Premier League has attracted a host of international cricketing stars along with talented Sri Lankan players for the upcoming season, which will be held from 05th December 2021 to 23rd December 2021.

Speaking about the association, spokesperson from FairPlay said, “We are ecstatic about being associated with the Lanka Premier League as the powered by sponsor. The Lanka Premier League took off in grand style last year and it will only get bigger with each season. It’s our privilege to lend our support to the competition and help take the tournament to even greater heights in the future.”

Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of Dubai-based production giant IPG, the official promoter of LPL commented “We are absolutely delighted to welcome FairPlay as the powered by sponsor. The association FairPlay will provide a huge boost to the Lanka Premier League’s reach around the world as it has a huge user base and high brand value. We look forward to a long and fruitful association with the organization.”


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.”


Wolf 777 News comes on board as title sponsor of Lanka Premier League

Wolf777 News, which is one of the best online platforms for sports content providing daily news, analysis, and plenty of content for fan engagement, has come on board as the title sponsor of the Lanka Premier League. The association with Wolf777 News will certainly widen the range of Lanka Premier League’s audience and also take the tournament to more cricket fans around 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.

Speaking about the development, Harry Blackburn – CEO of Wolf777 News said, “It’s fantastic to be back as the title sponsor of the Lanka Premier League. The tournament caught the imagination of the fans and the star cricketers from around the world in the last season and therefore we are delighted to lend our support and play our part in the evolution of the competition this year.”

Anil Mohan – Founder and CEO of Dubai-based production giant IPG, the official promoter of LPL commented “Wolf777 News is one of the best online platforms for sports news and therefore it was only fitting for us to bring them on board as the title sponsor. Wolf777 News will help us take the tournament to all corners of the world and that will be a big boost for the Lanka Premier League. We look forward to a long and fruitful association with Wolf777 News.”