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Lanka Premier League 2024 announces Michael Clarke as its brand ambassador

Michael Clarke  (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

National, July 03, 2024: The Lanka Premier League 2024 is delighted to have the legendary Michael Clarke on board as its brand ambassador. The 2015 World Cup-winning former Australian captain will witness and call the thrilling action in the five-team tournament that will run from July 1 to 21, 2024. 

Clarke joins an illustrious list of LPL brand ambassadors, which includes legends Vivian Richards, Wasim Akram, and Sanath Jayasuriya in previous editions.

Right from the day he made a brilliant match-winning century on debut against India in Bengaluru in 2004, Clarke was destined for greatness. In a glittering international career that spanned more than a decade, the man from New South Wales scored 8643 runs in 115 Tests, including 28 centuries, and 7981 runs in 245 ODIs, capping it all by leading his nation to the 2015 World Cup trophy on home soil.

Clarke said he was thrilled to be part of the LPL again and return to Sri Lanka. “It’s an honour to be in Sri Lanka for the LPL and I have very fond memories here as one of my first Australian tours was an Under-19 World Cup in this country. I loved it as a player and now have the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for a wonderful tournament, so, I am excited to see some young faces who can be the face of Sri Lankan cricket in the coming time. This tournament is very important as it will help grow Sri Lankan cricket as well,” commented Clarke.

Anil Mohan Sankhdhar, Founder and CEO of Innovative Production Group, the official rights holder of the LPL, welcomed Clarke to the league. 

He said, “We are thrilled to have Michael Clarke join us as the brand ambassador for LPL 2024. His vast experience, leadership skills, and unwavering passion for the game will undoubtedly inspire players and fans. We look forward to his contributions to making this season a truly memorable one.”

Across three weeks of pulsating action in the LPL, the five franchises — Colombo Strikers, Dambulla Sixers, Galle Marvels, Jaffna Kings, and Kandy –- will take on each other twice at three iconic venues in Colombo, Dambulla, and Kandy, to be followed by the playoffs.

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