Galle take on Jaffna in Lanka Premier League opener
The first round of the tournament, which will consist of 20 games, will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium before it moves into Hambantota to proceed with the final round games at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.
The final of the LPL will be played on December 23 at Hambantota, whilst this year’s tournament has December 24 as a reserve day dedicated for the final.
The LPL 2021, which is Sri Lanka’s topmost domestic tournament, with an international flavour, will consist of 24 games and will see the participation of top 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 final whilst the loser of Qualifier 1 will play against the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2 and the winner of that game will go into the final.
December 5: Galle vs Jaffna,
December 6: Dambulla vs Kandy, Colombo vs Galle,
December 7: Jaffna vs Dambulla, Kandy vs Galle,
December 8: Colombo vs Dambulla, Kandy vs Jaffna,
December 9: Rest and Practice,
December 10: Dambulla vs Galle, Jaffna vs Colombo,
December 11: Galle vs Kandy, Colombo vs Dambulla,
December 12: Jaffna vs Kandy, Galle vs Colombo,
December 13: Galle vs Dambulla,
December 14: Kandy vs Colombo, Dambulla vs Jaffna,
December 15: Rest and Practice,
December 16: Colombo vs Jaffna, Kandy vs Dambulla,
December 17: Jaffna vs Galle, Colombo vs Kandy,
December 18: Travel to Hambantota,
December 19: Rest and Practice:
December 20: Eliminator (3 vs 4), Qualifier 1 (1 vs 2),
December 21: Qualifier 2 (looser QF1 vs winner eliminator),
December 22: Rest and Practice,
December 23: Final, December 24: Final (Reserve Day).