The Sri Lankan cricket board decided to postpone the second season of the Lanka Premier League because of a surge of the Covid -19 cases in the island nation.
In May, the Lankan cricket board had announced that the second edition of the tournament will commence on 30th of the July. But, as the country is seeing a high surge of Covid-19 cases, the SLC came to a decision on Saturday to postpone the cricketing event until August 2021.
An opening edition of the tournament happened from November 26th December 16th, in which five teams participated, I.E Galle Gladiators, Kandy Tuskers, Dambulla Viiking, and Colombo Kings.
The Jaffna Stallions had won the inaugural edition of the LPL while the Galle Gladiators had emerged as the runners-up of the tourney. International cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Mohammad Amir, Paul Stirling, Shoaib Malik, and Dale Steyn had taken part in the event.
With the ICC T20 World Cup and IPL 2021 set to be played in the second part of the year, Sri Lanka Cricket might have to conduct LPL 2021 in the months of November and December. If they organize matches around September, quite a few big names may be unavailable.
However, the postponement of the biggest cricketing event of Sri Lanka became a huge disappointment for the Sri Lankan cricket fans.