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Cricket (Int & National)18 Oct 2021
Lanka Premier League starts from December 5, 2021

Abdul Jabbar Faisal

ISLAMABAD (October 18, 2021):-The Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2021 will start from December 5, 2021 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPICS) Colombo, with the inaugural game scheduled to be played between Galle and Jaffna.

According to available information from abroad, the first round of the tournament, which will consist of 20 games will be played at the RPICS, Colombo before it moves into Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (MRICS) Hambantota to proceed with the final round games.

The finals of the League will be played on the December 23, 2021 at the MRICS, Hambantota, whilst this year’s tournament has 24th December, as a ‘Reserve Day’ dedicated for the final.

The Lanka Premier League 2021 which is Sri Lanka’s topmost domestic tournament, with an international flavor, will consist of 24 games and will see the participation of topmost domestic and international cricketers.

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 finals, 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 finals.

Schedule (First Match at 3:00 pm, Second Match at 7:30 pm)

December 5, 2021: OPENING CEREMONY and Galle vs Jaffna at RPICS

December 6, 2021: Dambulla Vs Kandy and Colombo Vs Galle at RPICS

December 7, 2021: Jaffna Vs Dambulla and Kandy Vs Galle at RPICS

December 8, 2021: Colombo Vs Dambulla and Kandy Vs Jaffna at RPICS

December 9, 2021: Rest & Practice

December 10, 2021: Dambulla vs Galle and Jaffna vs Colombo at RPICS

December 11, 2021: Galle vs Kandy and Colombo vs Dambulla at RPICS

December 12, 2021: Jaffna vs Kandy and Galle vs Colombo at RPICS

December 13, 2021: Galle vs Dambulla at RPICS

December 14, 2021: Kandy vs Colombo and Dambulla vs Jaffna at RPICS

December 15, 2021: Rest & Practice

December 16, 2021: Colombo vs Jaffna and Kandy vs Dambulla at RPICS

December 17, 2021: Jaffna vs Galle and Colombo vs Kandy at RPICS

December 18, 2021: Travel to Hambantota

December 19, 2021: Rest & Practice

December 20, 2021: Eliminator (3 vs 4) Qualifier 1 (1 vs 2) at MRICS

December 21, 2021: Qualifier 2 (looser QF1 vs won E) at MRICS

December 22, 2021: Rest & Practice

December 23, 2021: Final at MRICS

December 24, 2021: Final (Reserve Day)                MRICS

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