The schedule for the Lanka premier league 2021 edition has been announced by Sri Lanka cricket and the tournament starts off on the 5th of December with the match between Galle and Jaffna. The Lanka premier league 2021 was earlier scheduled to take place in the month of July- August 2021.
Due to the tight international schedule and CPL happening at the same time, a lot of players would have become unavailable, and the tournament was postponed to take place any time after the T20 Worldcup 2021. The schedule has now been announced and the tournament is expected to gain a lot of fans.
Lanka Premier League Divided Into Two Rounds
The Lanka premier league has been divided into two rounds with the first round containing 20 games and all the games in the round will be played at the R, Premadasa stadium. The five teams will compete against each other and the next four games will take place at the Mahinda Rajapaksha Stadium at Colombo.
There has been a change in the playoffs as now the structure is proposed more like an IPL way with qualifier and eliminator taking place. The top two teams from the points table will compete in qualifier 1 while 3 and 4 will compete in the eliminator. The winner of qualifier 1 advances to the finals while the loser will compete against the winner of the eliminator in qualifier 2. The winner of qualifier 1 and qualifier 2 will make it to the finals.
Lanka Premier League Schedule
|LANKA PREMIER LEAGUE 2021 – MATCH SCHEDULE|
|Date||3.00 pm (Day Match)||7.30 pm (Night Match)||VENUE|
|December 3, 2021||Practice|
|December 4, 2021||Practice|
|December 5, 2021||OPENING CEREMONY||Galle||Jaffna||R. Premadasa|
|December 6, 2021||Dambulla||Kandy||Colombo||Galle||R. Premadasa|
|December 7, 2021||Jaffna||Dambulla||Kandy||Galle||R. Premadasa|
|December 8, 2021||Colombo||Dambulla||Kandy||Jaffna||R. Premadasa|
|December 9, 2021||Rest & Practice|
|December 10, 2021||Dambulla||Galle||Jaffna||Colombo||R. Premadasa|
|December 11, 2021||Galle||Kandy||Colombo||Dambulla||R. Premadasa|
|December 12, 2021||Jaffna||Kandy||Galle||Colombo||R. Premadasa|
|December 13, 2021||Galle||Dambulla||R. Premadasa|
|December 14, 2021||Kandy||Colombo||Dambulla||Jaffna||R. Premadasa|
|December 15, 2021||Rest & Practice|
|December 16, 2021||Colombo||Jaffna||Kandy||Dambulla||R. Premadasa|
|December 17, 2021||Jaffna||Galle||Colombo||Kandy||R. Premadasa|
|December 18, 2021||Travel to Hambantota|
|December 19, 2021||Rest & Practice|
|December 20, 2021||Eliminator (3 vs 4)||Qualifier 1 (1 vs 2)||Hambantota|
|December 21, 2021||Qualifier 2 (looser QF1 vs won E )||Hambantota|
|December 22, 2021||Rest & Practice|
|December 23, 2021||Final||Hambantota|
|December 24, 2021||Final (Reserve Day)||Hambantota|