Sri Lanka's virus-delayed premier league will now be played from mid-November, the country's cricket board announced Wednesday (September 2). <p></p> <p></p>The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held from November 14 to December 6, with matches in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota. <p></p> <p></p>Five teams named after the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna, will take part, the board. <p></p> <p></p>The LPL was due to start on August 28 but postponed after health authorities insisted on lengthy quarantine for foreign players. <p></p> <p></p>The board did not say how many foreigners were expected to take part in the revamped event. <p></p> <p></p>International cricket came to a halt in Sri Lanka on March 13 when the visiting England team pulled out on the second day of a practice match ahead of their two-Test series as the coronavirus pandemic spread. <p></p> <p></p>Since then, South Africa and Bangladesh have cancelled scheduled tours of Sri Lanka. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lanka has reported over 3,000 coronavirus infections and 12 deaths, according to official figures.