Irfan Pathan performed 29 Assessments, 120 ODIs, and 24 T20Is for India.© AFP
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has signed a contract to play within the Lanka Premier League (LPL) for the Kandy Tuskers franchise. Kandy has West Indies legend Chris Gayle, native icon Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep, and England right-arm quick bowler Liam Plunkett amongst others within the staff. “I’m extraordinarily excited to be a part of the Kandy franchisee in LPL. We now have some thrilling names within the staff and I’m trying ahead for the expertise,” mentioned Irfan in a launch issued by LPL.
Former Sri Lankan skipper Hashan Tillakaratne is a part of the Kandy teaching workers.
Welcoming the all-rounder, Kandy franchise proprietor and Bollywood actor Sohail Khan mentioned, “Irfan’s inclusion won’t solely add to the firepower of the squad however his expertise will likely be an enormous asset to the staff.”
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) VP and LPL Match Director, Ravin Wickramaratne mentioned, “Irfan Pathan is an thrilling all-rounder and I’m certain the followers will likely be glad to see him in motion for Kandy in LPL.”
The Lanka Premier League is scheduled to be performed from November 21 to December 13, 2020, at two venues — Mahinda Rajapaksa Worldwide Cricket Stadium (MRICS) in Hambantota and Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium (PICS) in Kandy.
Within the LPL, 5 franchise groups, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day interval for the title. Colombo will tackle Dambulla within the opening match in Hambantota on November 21.
The ultimate will likely be performed on December 13 with December 14 as a reserve day.
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