Lanka Premier League 2020: Shahid Afridi Misses Flight, May Miss Galle Gladiators’ First Match | Cricket NewsNovember 23, 2020
Ahead of the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL), former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Monday missed his flight to Sri Lanka and consequently, he could miss Galle Gladiators’ first match within the match. Whenever Afridi lands in Sri Lanka, he should bear the necessary quarantine interval, and consequently, he could miss the preliminary matches of Gladiators. “Missed my flight to Colombo today morning. Nothing to worry, I’ll be reaching soon to take part in the LPL for Galle Gladiators. Look forward to joining my teammates,” Afridi tweeted.
Missed my flight to Colombo immediately morning
Nothing to fret, I’ll be reaching quickly to participate within the LPL for Galle Gladiators. Look ahead to becoming a member of my teammates
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 23, 2020
If Afridi certainly misses the matches, then Bhanuka Rajapaksa will likely be main the workforce. Galle Gladiators will play their first match on November 27 in opposition to Jaffna Stallions.
Earlier, Galle Gladiators had appointed Afridi as their captain and home expertise Bhanuka Rajapaksa as his deputy for the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL).
Afridi final featured within the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League play-offs. He took three wickets and scored 12 runs in two video games for Multan Sultans.
LPL’s inaugural season will begin this week regardless of star gamers together with Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, and others pulling out of the match.
In the LPL, 5 franchisee groups, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will compete in 23 matches.
Colombo will tackle Kandy within the opening match of LPL on the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on November 26.
The semi-finals will likely be performed on December 13 and 14. The remaining will likely be performed on December 16.
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