ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s health ministry has given the go head to host a limited number of spectators at the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) cricket tournament, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa said.
The approval also includes permission for limited crowds to be allowed at the ongoing test tournament between West Indies and Sri Lanka in Galle, the minister said.
The test tournament began on November 21, with the last game to be be played on December 03.
Cricket is nothing without the fans! As an avid cricket fan myself I am happy & grateful to announce that the @MoH_SriLanka has granted approval for limited crowds to attend the #LPL2021 after considering the strict guidelines put in place by the @MoYS_SriLanka! 🏏 #ජයගමු🇱🇰
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) November 23, 2021
The 2021 LPL T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from December 5 to 23.
The first round of the tournament which consists of 20 matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) in Colombo and the final round of the game with four matches will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (MRICS) in Hambantota. (Colombo/Nov23/2021)