Shoaib Malik, Viv Richards become part of LPL T20:
One of the most revered figures in the world of cricket, Sir Vivian Richards has joined the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 as a brand ambassador. It provides a huge boost to the third edition of the tournament which will be played from Tuesday, 6th December to Friday, 23rd December. Vivian Richards is excited to get to Sri Lanka, a country where he has always received huge praise and love by the cricket fans.
Vivian Richards said, “I am delighted to be the brand ambassador of the third edition of the LPL and want to say that this tournament is unearthing some great talents in Sri Lanka. We saw the power of Sri Lankan cricket in the Asia Cup this year and LPL certainly has a part to play in that success. I have seen the last two editions of this tournament and the quality of cricket was sublime and I am sure that players will maintain it in the upcoming edition as well”.
Anil Mohan, Chairman of IPG Group and founder of LPL said, “We are pleased to announce one of the finest batters of all time, Vivian Richards as Brand Ambassadors for the 2022 LPL. Having someone like Sir Vivian Richards will boost the league and attract more followers from the whole world, and help in our quest to make this tournament a global cricketing attraction. I am really excited to see great Sri Lankan talents on display in the league”.
The LPL 2022 will see the participation of a number of star international cricketers. The names include Shoaib Malik, Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Janneman Malan, Dwaine Pretorius, and D’Arcy Short among several other players. The first match of the tournament will be played between Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators in Hambantota.