The 2022 LPL was initially scheduled to be held from July 31 but was postponed due to the economic crisis in the country. The event will now be held from Tuesday, December 6, with five teams participating – Colombo Stars, Dambulla Aura, Galle Gladiators, Jaffna Kings and Kandy Falcons.
LPL 2022: Previous winners
The Jaffna franchise have won both editions of the LPL, winning in 2020 [as Jaffna Stallions] and then again last year [as Jaffna Kings]. They will begin proceedings in 2022, when they face Galle Gladiators – who finished runners-up last two seasons – in the opener on Tuesday.
Sanath Jayasuriya, Wasim Akram and Vivian Richards have been appointed the brand ambassadors for the edition.
LPL 2022: Format
Each team will play a total of eight matches in the group stages, including two against each side. The top four sides will then advance to the knockouts, where three games will be played before the final. The top two sides will play Qualifier 1, with the losing team advancing to Qualifier 2. The winner will enter the summit clash.
The Eliminator will be played between the third and fourth-placed teams. The winner will play in Qualifier 2, where one side will advance to the final. The team that loses the Eliminator will crash out.
Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator will be played on December 21, with the second Qualifier being held a day later. The final will be played on December 23.
LPL 2022: All squads
Azam Khan, Anwar Ali, Sammu Ashan, Sachindu Colombage, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwanidu Fernando, Lakshan Gamage, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Tharindu Kaushal, Nipun Malinga, Kusal Mendis (C), Mohammad Hasnain, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Movin Subasingha, Pulina Tharanga, Nuwan Thushara, Nimesh Vimukthi
Chamod Battage, Ravi Bopara, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dominic Drakes, Nishan Madushka, Benny Howell, Karim Janat, Kevin Koththigoda, Chathuranga Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananhaya Lakshan, Muditha Lakshan, Lakshita Manasinghe, Angelo Mathews (C), Naveen-ul-Haq, Navod Paranavithana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kasun Rajitha, Romario Shepherd, Jeffrey Vandersay
Tom Abell, Jordan Cox, Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Daniel, Chathuranga de Silva, Ravindu Fernando, Haider Ali, Dushan Hemantha, Sachitha Jayatilake, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis, Noor Ahmad, Kalana Perera, Pramod Madushan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tharindu Ratnayake, Dasun Shanaka (C), Sikandar Raza, Dilum Sudeera, Paul van Meerken, Chamindu Wickramasinghe
Dhananjaya de Silva, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Binura Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Avishka Fernando, James Fuller, Praveen Jayawickrama, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Suminda Lakshan, Dilshan Madushanka, James Neesham, Nipun Dhananjaya, Thisara Perera (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ashan Randika, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Shoaib Malik, Maheesh Theekshana, Theesan Vithushan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Waqar Salamkheil, Dunith Wellalage
Lasith Abeyratne, Fabian Allen, Ashen Bandara, Kavin Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashian Daniel, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Andre Fletcher, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Kamindu Mendis, Najibullah Zadran, Pathum Nissanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Avishka Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Oshane Thomas, Isuru Udana, Chamindu Wijesinghe
LPL 2022: Schedule and match timings
*All timings local
December 6: Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators – 3:00 PM
Colombo Stars vs Kandy Warriors – 7:30 PM
December 7: Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings – 3:00 PM
Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Warriors – 7:30 PM
December 8: Dambulla Giants vs Colombo Stars – 3:00 PM
December 10: Kandy Warriors vs Jaffna Kings – 7:30 PM
December 11: Colombo Stars vs Galle Gladiators – 3:00 PM
Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants – 7:30 PM
December 12: Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators – 3:00 PM
Colombo Stars vs Jaffna Kings – 7:30 PM
December 13: Dambulla Giants vs Kandy Warriors – 3:00 PM
Galle Gladiators vs Colombo Stars – 7:30 PM
December 14: Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors – 3:00 PM
Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants – 7:30 PM
December 17: Dambulla Giants vs Galle Gladiators – 3:00 PM
Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars – 7:30 PM
December 18: Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings – 3:00 PM
Kandy Warriors vs Dambulla Giants – 7:30 PM
December 19: Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars – 3:00 PM
Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants – 7:30 PM
December 21: TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1 – 3:00 PM
TBC vs TBC, Eliminator – 7:30 PM
December 22: TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2 – 7:30 PM
December 23: TBC vs TBC, Final
LPL 2022: Where to watch on TV and live streaming
Live streaming options for the Lanka Premier League in different regions can be found here.