Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has signed to play the debut release of Lanka Premier League, Sri Lanka’s franchise-based T20 league starts from November 14 with its finals on December 6. Afridi has been named the icon player of Galle Gladiators.
Shahid Afridi To Play in LPL:
Champions Trophy-winning former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed will likewise represent Galle Gladiators, which will be possessed by Nadeem Omar who additionally is the proprietor of Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
Shahid Afridi took to social media to make the declaration and expressed gratitude toward Omar for getting him to Lankan Premier League.
Proud to be the icon player for Galle Gladiators. I want to thank Nadeem Omar bhai and also congratulate him for being the first franchise owner from Pakistan in the #LPL. I’ll be seeing you all in 🇱🇰#GalleGladiators #SriLankaCricket #IPGGroup #RoaringToGo #LankaPremierLeague
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 3, 2020
“Proud to be the icon player for Galle Gladiators. I want to thank Nadeem Omar Bhai and also congratulate him on being the first franchise owner from Pakistan in the #LPL. I’ll be seeing you all in,” Afridi said.
Afridi, who resigned from international cricket in 2017, has been a T20 adventurer in the ongoing domestic matches. The 40-year-old last played for Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League in March.
When and Where?
The debut release of the Lankan Premier League was initially planned to be held from August 28 to September 20, however, it delayed due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Five groups speaking to five urban areas will participate in the Lanka Premier League yet with the Pakistan Cricket Board additionally declaring that it would hold it’s staying four PSL matches between November 14 and 17, numerous Pakistani players may be not able to go to the underlying aspect of the occasion, as indicated by PTI.
Five groups will contend in 23 matches over a 15-day time span. The competition will be played at three international venues – Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.