Russel Arnold named Lankan Premier League director

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Former Sri Lankan batsman Russel Arnold has been appointed as the Director of the upcoming Lankan Premier League (LPL), which will be Sri Lanka’s topmost T20 League, featuring both Lankan and International stars.

The appointment of Arnold, a former Sri Lanka cap, and at present a renowned International Cricket Commentator comes with immediate effect.

 “We consider bringing in a person in the caliber of Russel as the Tournament Director of the LPL will help the process of making it a successful tournament, especially considering his experience as a player and also his knowledge in promoting the game,’’ said Thilanga Sumathipala, President of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Lankan Premier League will be held from the 18thAugust to 10th September, 2018. Sri Lanka Cricket has permanently reserved this window for the LPL for the next five years.

 I am honored to join in as the Director of the Lankan Premier League, which I believe will help create a highly competitive T20 League in Sri Lanka, thus helping the local players to adapt to the global demands of the shortest version of the game,” said Russel Arnold, speaking about his appointment.