The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is a Twenty20 cricket competition in Sri Lanka. The 2021 Lanka Premier League will be the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). It was intended to be the premier Twenty20 league in the country, held by Sri Lanka Cricket. Its first season was held in 2012. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were canceled due to organizational problems and lack of sponsorship. After being rescheduled many times due to restrictions for the pandemic, the first season began on 26 November 2020.
The 2021 LPL is scheduled to be held between 27 July and 19 August 2021. The current title holders are the Jaffna Stallions, who won the inaugural season by defeating Galle Gladiators by 53 runs in the final.
Tournament Director Ravin Wickramarathne said that they will be starting to prepare for their next tournament maybe in January, and hope to commence the tournament on 27 July and go on till 19 August with six teams. They want to introduce one team from Trinco (from the eastern part of the country) and they are hoping to make some changes to the compulsory rules. they are looking to get two International icon ‘A’ grade players into each team.
The LPL is a tournament that is compared with leagues like IPL. The LPL earns a good sum of money from the tournament. Gate receipts and tv broadcasting rights deliver a huge slice of the money. There are some big sponsors who also provide an amount of money for sponsorship purposes.
The Prize money list of the Lanka Premier League 2021 hasn’t been officially published. Based on the previous season of LPL a prize money list is given below:
LPL T20 2021 Prize Money Distribution
|Player of the Final
|Player of the Tournament
|Emerging Player of LPL
The winners will receive the coveted trophy and prize money worth $100,000 along with the winners trophy. The runners-up will receive $ 50,000. There are some other individual awards given throughout the tournament. The Player of the tournament will bag $10,000 along with the player of the final receiving $ 2500. The emerging player of the LPL will receive $2,000 and a team will receive an amount of $2,500 which is called the Fairplay award.
There are also some bonuses given throughout the tournament. Like best bowler, best batsman and spirit of cricket award. These bonuses are distributed at the match endings.