Online desk Sri Lanka wanted to consolidate their franchise alliance with foreign cricketers. The Lankan Premier League (LPL) tournament is expected to take place during the last week of November.
But the demand of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) is not being met. One after another foreign star cricketers draw their names from this tournament.
The latest to join the list is Caribbean cricketer Chris Gayle, the poster boy for World Twenty20 cricket. He has informed the Sri Lankan Cricket Board that he will not be coming to play in the LPL. Gayle was supposed to play for the Candy Taskers.
Candy Taskers confirmed the information Wednesday. Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, local star Kushal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialist Kushal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep and English right-arm speed bowler Liam Plunkett are expected to play for the franchise.
Candy Taskers wrote in one of their tweets, “We are very sorry to announce that Chris Gayle is no longer playing for us at the LPL.”
A total of 5 franchises will compete in the LPL. Their names are Colombo, Candy, Gaul, Dambulla and Jaffna. There are a total of 23 games to be played. Kandy is expected to face Colombo in the opening match on November 28 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota.
Two semi-finals will be held on December 13 and 14. Prior to that, two games will be held each day. The final will be held on December 16.