Russel Arnold appointed As Director Of LPL
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The success of Indian Premier League (or IPL) has given birth to multiple cricket leagues around the globe. What’s more interesting is, the cricket boards themselves are encouraging the leagues, rather than private entities. After IPL, the Australian Cricket Board followed with BBL, England Board with Natwest T20 Blast League, Pakistan with PSL, Bangladesh with BPL, and many others.
Joining this league is the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (or SLCB). The SLCB announced that it would conduct its own cricket league from August 3rd week featuring Sri Lanka players and international players. It appointed former Sri Lanka all-rounder Russell Arnold as its director for the first five years.
The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) will feature matches in a robin leakage format and will be conducted between August 3rd week to September 2nd week. 6 teams are likely to be participating in this T20 event.
Russell Arnold retired from International Cricket after the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Since then he has been residing in Australia with his family. It will be interning to see whether SLPL can attract crowds, given the fact that Sri Lankan National Cricket Team is having a poor run at the international level.