India’s World Cup winner 'confirmed' for Lankan Premier League 2020
Two former Indian players including a World Cup 2011 winner are confirmed to play in the Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020, according to a report
Bengaluru: After the completion of IPL 2020 on November 10, cricket fans will witness another Twenty20 league, which will be played in Sri Lanka from November 14. And, if reports are to be believed two former Indian cricketers will feature in that tournament.
The Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020 is scheduled to be held from November 14 to December 6 in the island nation. Five teams will be seen in action. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has confirmed as Galle Gladiators’ ‘icon’ player.
India’s 2011 World Cup winner Munaf Patel and former India paceman Praveen Kumar are set to feature in LPL 2020.
“These stalwarts have confirmed to be the mentors for the various teams. We are also approaching Kumar Sangakkara to be associated with one of the franchise teams,” Anil Mohan, the chief of the Innovative Production Group, was quoted as saying by pakobserver.net, according to insidesport.co website.
“Some more will join after IPL. We are given the list (by the SLC) and former Indian fast bowlers Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar have agreed to play the LPL. Even the Pathan brothers may play,” he added.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn’t allow active Indian cricketers to play in foreign leagues. However, after their retirements, they can obtain No Objection Certificates (NOC) to play in overseas T20 leagues.
Yuvraj Singh, after his retirement, had played in Canada and UAE. Also, Pravin Tambe played in the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) who won the title on Thursday (September 10) with a record unbeaten run (12 wins in a row) in the tournament.