England all-rounder Ravi Bopara is the newest cricketer to tug out of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) version. Bopara was slated to play for Jaffna Stallions within the event slated to start from November 26.
“Official announcement English Cricketer Ravi Bopara (Jaffna Stallions) has pulled out from Lanka Premier League 2020,” learn a tweet on the official Twitter deal with of LPL.
English Cricketer 🏴@ravibopara (Jaffna Stallions) has pulled out from Lanka Premier League 2020.#එක්වජයගමූ #WinItTogether #ஒன்றாகவெல்வோம் #LPL2020 #LPLT20 #LPL #My11CircleLPL pic.twitter.com/ab85aTGSMv
— Lanka Premier League (@LPLt20official) November 20, 2020
Lasith Malinga, Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett have already withdrawn from the event. Whereas Malinga was a part of the Galle Gladiators’ squad, Gayle and Plunkett have been slated to play for Kandy Tuskers.
In the meantime, Sudeep Tyagi, who lately retired from first-class cricket, arrived in Hambantota on Friday forward of the inaugural LPL version and is at present in quarantine.
“Quarantined in Hambantota #LPLT20 #SriLanka #Quarantine,” Tyagi mentioned in a tweet on Friday.
— Sudeep Tyagi (@sudeeptyagi005) November 20, 2020
Tyagi, who had represented India in 4 ODIs and a T20I, had introduced his retirement on Tuesday. Aside from Tyagi, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel and Manpreet Gony are the opposite Indians collaborating within the league.
Tuskers are slated to tackle Colombo Kings within the event opener on November 26. The fifth group collaborating within the league is Dambulla Hawks.
The T20 event, which can comprise of 23 matches, will see doubleheaders 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.