180 Foreign Cricketers to Take Part in LPL 2022 Players Draft
Sri Lanka Cricket Board is going to start their franchise based league this time. The third edition of the Lanka Premier League LPL 2022 will be played on July 31. The players draft of the franchise-based league LPL 2022 will be held on 5th July 2022.
The Players’ Draft will be held in a total of 20 rounds. The franchise representatives will form the team of their choice from the auction. The franchises will be able to buy 14 local and 8 foreign cricketers. Franchise owners have to squad within 20 people.
The LPL 3 players draft includes foreign cricketers and Sri Lankan current and former star cricketers as well as the country’s first-class cricketers. Virtual player drafts will be held. The auction will start at 5 pm local time and will end in the night.
Before the LPL 2022 auction, the franchises will be able to retain 6 cricketers from the last squad. A maximum of 4 local and 2 foreign cricketers can be retained. If the franchise owners want, they can sign two direct and one local and foreign cricketers.
All matches of the five-team franchise T20 league will be played at the Colombo and Hambantota stadiums. There are 180 foreign cricketers and 183 Sri Lankan cricketers for the LPL auction. However, only 30 foreign cricketers will get the team in the league from the auction.
The third edition of LPL 2022 will start from July 31. The Sri Lankan board is going to launch the franchise league in the midst of political and economic crisis. However, the country is showing success by hosting the Australia series at home before that.
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