Dambulla franchise rebranded as Dambulla Thunders for LPL 2024

Lanka Premier League 2024


The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is excited to announce a significant development for the upcoming season. The Dambulla franchise is now under the new ownership of Imperial Sports Group, led by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs Tamim Rahman and Golam Rakib. 

These dynamic business leaders, who also boast extensive experience in the UK market, are poised to inject a fresh perspective into the tournament as they take the helm of the rebranded Dambulla Thunders. 

Tamim Rahman, co-founder of Imperial Sports Group, shared his vision for the future: “We’re diving headfirst into this exhilarating journey with the Lanka Premier League. Our core mission is to build a team that exemplifies spirit, skill, and sportsmanship, one that will captivate and inspire cricket fans worldwide.” 

Golam Rakib, co-founder, echoed Rahman’s enthusiasm, outlining their strategic goals: “Our vision for the Dambulla Thunders extends beyond simply competing at the highest level. We’re committed to nurturing local talent and making a positive, lasting impact on the Sri Lankan community. We’re here to win, celebrate the true spirit of cricket, and make our fans proud.” 

LPL Rights Holder, Founder, and CEO of IPG Group, Anil Mohan, expressed his delight at the new ownership: “We’re thrilled to welcome Imperial Sports Group and its leadership team, Tamim Rahman and Golam Rakib, to the Lanka Premier League family. The arrival of the Dambulla Thunders marks a new and exciting chapter for our league. We eagerly anticipate the fresh energy and innovative approaches they’ll bring to the tournament.” 

Samantha Dodanwala, Tournament Director, chimed in with her excitement for the upcoming season: “With the new ownership of the Dambulla Thunders, we’re gearing up for what promises to be a truly electrifying season. The Imperial Sports Group’s dedication and professionalism will undoubtedly elevate the league’s competitive spirit and entertainment value.” 

With ownership hailing from Bangladesh and established in the UK business scene, the Dambulla Thunders are poised for a significant revamp. From team composition to fan engagement and overall strategy, they aim to usher in a new era of success and excitement for both the team and its passionate supporters. 

Cricket fans can also expect the exciting announcement of some top foreign and local players who will be joining the Dambulla Thunders as their marquee signings soon. 

Sri Lanka’s premier domestic T20 tournament with an international flair, the Lanka Premier League 2024, will be held from July 01- 21, 2024.