Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan may very well be one of many greatest sights within the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he’s among the many 70 overseas gamers who’ve expressed curiosity in competing within the occasion beginning August 28.
In keeping with a report in ESPNcricinfo, Pathan, who introduced his retirement in January this 12 months, will now be “put in a participant draft until one of many 5 franchises select him to be a marquee participant.”
”The small print of the draft, and the franchise house owners, are but to be finalised and introduced. SLC can be ready on some authorities clearances even because it decides on franchise house owners. The 5 franchises will signify Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna.”The BCCI doesn’t permit lively Indian gamers to participate in abroad T20 leagues however Pathan is believed to have been cleared as he has already retired, the report mentioned.
Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof had supplied so as to add Pathan’s identify to the draft after a banter between them on social media.The Sri Lankan cricket board had given its approval to the event throughout its government committee assembly on Monday.
“The 23 match League will likely be performed on the 4 worldwide venues of R Premadasa Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Rangiri Dambulu Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse Worldwide Cricket Stadium,” the SLC mentioned in a press release.
“5 groups named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will take part within the League.”Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, a World Cup winner, had final 12 months represented Maratha Arabians within the T10 League in Abu Dhabi.