Colombo [Sri Lanka], October 25 (ANI): Lanka Premier League (LPL) will boost cricketing interest among young cricketers in the Island country and offer genuine opportunities in the future, according to Jaffna Stallions franchisee CEO, Selva Waran.

The inaugural edition of the LPL is scheduled to be played from November 21 to December 13, 2020 at Pallekele and Hambantota. Thisara Perera, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik and Usman Shinwari are some of the crucial players chosen in the Players Draft by the team.

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The group has also picked 3 home-grown gifted children from Jaffana, Theivendram Dinoshan (18 ), Vijayakanth Viyaskanth (19) and Kanagarathnam Kabilraj (21) in the squad.Jaffna Stallions is owned by a UK-based consortium led by successful healthcare entrepreneur Brindon Bagirathan. The core motivation of the franchise is to develop cricket in the Northern province in Sri Lanka. This is highlighted by the picking of three Jaffna-based cricketers. That stated, as devoted followers and fans of Sri Lanka cricket, the stakeholders of the franchise want to use this chance to see Sri Lanka cricket develop.

” The addition of 3 Jaffna-born youngsters in our team is testament to the type of cricketing talent this province has. It is likewise a motivation to the cricketing neighborhood of Jaffna and rural cricketers across the Island. I am positive that LPL will even more increase cricketing interest among young cricketers and use real chances in the future. Our consortium shall aim to work beyond the LPL matches and materialize grassroots progress to assist the advancement of cricket in Jaffna. We hope one day one of our kids will play at national and worldwide level,” Waran said in a declaration.

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” It offers me enormous satisfaction to provide this team to the world, and I make sure we will go all the method to the last with Thisara Perera as the captain and Thilina Kandamby as the coach. We are likewise really proud to provide the three home-grown gifted youngsters from Jaffna, Theivendram Dinoshan (18 ), Vijayakanth Viyaskanth (19) and Kanagarathnam Kabilraj (21) who will play a very crucial function in the team. I was born and brought up in Jaffna until my late teens and I am now, by God’s grace, working in the UK,” stated A Anandan, Chief Strategist of Jaffna Stallions.

” We matured with tennis ball cricket utilizing makeshift bats of our own handicraft, often we even play cricket on paddy fields, and we call vayal, throughout dry seasons. Regretfully 30 plus years later we observe that Jaffna is still far behind in cricketing centers such as grounds with turf wickets etc. Our consortium makes up a group of simple people who want to ring expect aiming youth in Jaffna making it possible for a brand-new pathway to acquire entry to higher grade cricket,” he added.

SLC VP and LPL Competition Director Ravin Wickramaratne said, “There is a big swimming pool of raw talent in every part of Sri Lanka. SLC has actually constantly thrived to develop the video game in every nook and corner of the Island and I am very delighted that the Jaffna Stallions too share the same vision for the video game. I wish the group all the best for the LPL.”

Promoter of LPL, Dubai-based production giant IPG CEO Anil Mohan added, “Sri Lanka is all set to witness a new chapter in its cricketing history with LPL and I am positive that the Jaffna team’s performance will help the League grow in stature. The Jaffna team is a great mix of experience and youth and I am sure the fans here will have plenty to cheer about.”

The schedule for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was revealed on Friday with Colombo completing versus Galle in the opening match of the tournament on November 21 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

On day 2 of the competition, Kandy will handle Jaffna while Dambulla will bet Colombo in Hambantota. The two semi-finals and the last will be dipped into Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. The final of the competition will be played on December 13 with December 14 being kept as a reserve day. (RECTUM).

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