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Lanka Premier League to start on August 28

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The Lanka Premier League - Sri Lanka's first major T20 tournament since 2012 - is set to begin on August 28, will feature five teams, and will attract 70 international players and 10 "top notch" coaches. This is according to a Sri Lanka Cricket release, after the board's executive committee confirmed the tournament, which had been rumoured for over a month.All of the above, however, is subject to government and Ministry of Health approval in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although Sri Lanka has not had lockdowns or curfews for more than a month and has had no community spread so far according to official figures, flights into the island are tightly controlled. Even the repatriation of Sri Lankans currently stands suspended.