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Galle to take on Jaffna in the 2021 LPL opener

Defending champions Jaffna Kings will take on Galle Gladiators today to kick-start the second edition of the Lanka Premier League tournament.

The game will get underway at 7.30pm at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

The five-team tournament will be worked-off in Colombo and Hambantota until the 23rd of December.

The final of the 2021 LPL tournament will be worked-off on the 23rd of December at the Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

Last year’s champions, Jaffna will be captained once again by Thisara Perera while Sri Lanka white-ball captain Dasun Shanaka will lead the Dambulla Giants.

Experienced Angelo Mathews is expected to captain the Colombo Stars side.

The Galle Gladiators will be led by Bhanuka Rajapaksa while Angelo Perera will captain the Kandy Warriors side during the second edition of the LPL.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed that spectators will be allowed up to 50% of stadium capacity for the second edition of the LPL.

Fans entering the stadium will need to be fully vaccinated, while the tournament itself will be worked-off under a bio-bubble owing to the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country.

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