Over 600 players register for LPL, some big names are on it

October 9, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Player registration for Lanka Premier League second edition has been concluded with 677 players registering according to sources.

The 2021 season of the Lanka Premier League was originally planned to be held in July-August period but was postponed to December due to unavailability of foreign players in that window.

According to sources, big names such as Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, David Malan, Faf Du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Shoib Malik are among the 677 registered players which also includes 380 Local players.

Its usual that big players register to this kind of T20 leagues but their availability is announced mostly after the draft competition. First edition of LPL saw, big names such as Chris Gayle, Faf Du Plesssis, Lasith Malinga pulling out after the draft stage.

Sri Lanka Cricket said that all registered players will be included in the LPL Player Draft which is likely to be held on 29th October.

LPL 2021 is planned to begin on the 4th December and final to be played on the 23rd December 2021.