The auction of the Lanka Premier League 2023 is set to take place on June 14, 2023, and Babar Azam aims to build a strong team in the tournament.

Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam has been signed in for the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season, Babar Azam was signed by the Colombo Strikers for the upcoming LPL edition before the draft as their icon player.

The Colombo Strikers have also signed the young right-arm pacer of Pakistan, Naseem Shah along with Babar Azam for the 2023 Lanka Premier League. Srilankan T20 players like Chamika Karunaratne, and another exciting talent Matheesha Pathirana are also roped in by the franchise, Colombo Strikers.

These big names are already part of this team even before the auction, which tells us how strong the core of this team is already built, and Pakistani Captain Babar Azam aims to build on this to form the strongest team of the tournament for the upcoming 2023 Lanka Premier League edition.

Babar Azam also acknowledged the importance of auction draft in franchise cricket and with already a strong core, the captain has already started the preparation with the team management as he is looking forward to building a strong team that can win the tournament.

‘’ The auction is the most important aspect of any franchise cricket tournament. We have spoken about the kind of players we need, and we will definitely look to form the strongest side of the tournament ‘’, Babar Azam has his verdict on the Colombo Strikers team after auction.

Colombo Strikers, one of the most active franchises in LPL 2023 has already managed to pick some of the best players and coaches for the 2023 LPL season. The assistant coach of the Colombo Strikers has his say on what should be the strategy of the team before entering the 2023 LPL auction.

‘’ The auction is always tricky. We have to stay calm and composed. We will set budgets for each player we want to go for and stay within budget. We will look for superstar, but our main interest will be in young talents ‘’, Assistant Coach of Colombo Strikers, Jerome Jayaratne.

Sagar Khanna, the owner of the Colombo Strikers is also determined that he has managed to pick up some of the best players and coaching staff for the tournament and he is hopeful to pick a very good team in the auction.


One of the famous Indian personalities, Charu Sharma has been given the responsibility as an auctioneer for the inaugural auction draft of the Lanka Premier League 2023 season scheduled to be held this week.

  • Charu Sharma was the auctioneer of the 2022 Indian Premier League auction draft, he is one of the very famous Indian hosts for award shows as well as corporate events, which seems to be a great start for the auction draft of the Lanka Premier League 2023 season.


When you talk about any auction ceremony in a league, the most important thing is to note the amount of money a franchise is allowed to use in the AUCTION DRAFT, as per the reports by SLC, it is stated that each franchise in the Lanka Premier League is allowed to pick players from a total sum of $ USD 500,000 to bid for the players.


One of the most important events in the history of the Lanka Premier League is this upcoming auction draft and as per the reports, the auction ceremony is reported to be held at the Shangri-La-Hotel in Colombo.


There are a total of five teams in the Lanka Premier League 2023 season and each team in the tournament will comprise a total of 20 players in the squad – every team has to pick 14 players from Srilanka and the rest of the 6 overseas players for the 2023 Lanka Premier League.


Each team in the Lanka Premier League 2023 season will play against another twice in the group stage, the top teams of the tournament will advance to the playoffs of the Lanka League 2023 season.

The fourth edition of the Lanka Premier League 2023 season is scheduled to be held from July 30, 2023, to August 20, 2023.

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