South Africa’s Dale Steyn might be becoming a member of the Kandy Tuskers squad for the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the inaugural version of which is slated to start from Thursday.
“We’re additionally thrilled to announce that one of many biggest bowlers of all time Dale Steyn will be part of the Kandy Tuskers squad!” the franchise stated on their official Twitter deal with.
Earlier, Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor joined the squad for the event the place Tuskers are slated to face Colombo Kings within the opening match.
“We’re excited to announce that Brendan Taylor has joined #TuskerNation!” Tuskers stated in one other tweet.
Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett, who had been slated to play for Tuskers, had pulled out of the occasion.
Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, who was additionally slated to play for the franchise within the LPL, examined optimistic for Covid-19. “Sadly Shoaib Malik, our personal Kandy Tusker has examined optimistic for Covid-19. We hope he has a speedy restoration and is again in time for the LPL,” the franchise knowledgeable on Friday.
Kandy Tuskers, Galle Gladiators, Dambulla Hawks, Colombo Kings and Jaffna Stallions are the 5 groups taking part within the event.
The T20 event, which can comprise of 23 matches, will see double headers being performed on every day until the semi-finals which might be performed on December 13 and 14. The ultimate might be performed on December 16. All of the matches might be performed on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Hambantota