Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi misses flight to Sri Lanka, set to miss first two games in LPL 2020 of his franchise Galle Gladiators within the inaugural Lanka Premier League.
The previous Pakistan captain tweeted in regards to the incident, including to the agony of the match organisers after a spate of heavyweight pullouts.
“Missed my flight to Colombo at present morning. Nothing to fret, I’ll be reaching quickly to participate within the LPL for Galle Gladiators. Stay up for becoming a member of my teammates,” Afridi wrote on his Twitter deal with.
Galle Gladiators will play their first match on November 27 in opposition to Jaffna Stallions, a day after the inaugural season opener between Kandy Tuskers and Colombo Kings.
The Gladiators play their second and third matches on November 28 and 30 respectively.
Afridi was named the captain of Galle Gladiators after Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga and Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed made themselves unavailable as a result of lack of preparation and nationwide commitments respectively.
Within the absence of Afridi, vice-captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa may lead the Gladiators within the first few matches.
The 40-year-old Afridi is heading to the LPL after having performed two matches for Multan Sultans within the Pakistan Super League play-offs earlier this month, the place he picked up three wickets in two matches.
As soon as Afridi arrives in Sri Lanka, he must endure a three-day remoted quarantine earlier than coming into the match’s bio-secure bubble.
f star gamers corresponding to Chris Gayle, Malinga and Liam Plunkett pulling out of the match.
Within the match, 5 franchisees named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will compete throughout 23 matches.