Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan, one other West Indian Darren Bravo, England’s Ravi Bopara and South Africans Colin Munro and Vernon Philander have additionally been included for the public sale.
Five franchises will play within the inaugural version of LPL which is scheduled to run from November 14 to December 6. The match was to be held in August however postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) mentioned in an announcement.
Patel, 37, retired from all types of cricket in 2018 after enjoying in 13 Tests, 70 ODIs and three T20Is. He made his debut in 2006 and was a member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning group.
He had earlier performed within the T10 League within the UAE. Each franchise should purchase as much as six worldwide gamers. A complete of 30 worldwide cricketers and 65 native cricketers are anticipated to make up the 5 groups which could have 19 gamers every.
The matches will likely be performed in Dambulla, Pallekele and Hambantota worldwide stadiums. The LPL launch will likely be held in Hambantota. However, the Sri Lankan authorities is but to provide approval for a shorter quarantine interval for gamers, officers and broadcast workers. It is that this hurdle that had pressured the postponement of the LPL, initially slated to start in late August.
The Sri Lanka Cricket officers have requested for a shorter quarantine interval of seven days for these arriving within the nation for this match, from the current 14-day interval. Quarantine protocols in Sri Lanka are very strict so as to forestall the unfold of the virus. A phrase is anticipated inside per week.
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