Thu, 24 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Chris Gayle pulls out of LPL

19 November 2020 03:42 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Chris Gayle, one of T20 cricket's biggest draws, has pulled out of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) along with England pacer Liam Plunkett and Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed, dealing a huge blow to the tournament even before its take-off.

Gayle and Plunkett's withdrawals were confirmed by their franchise Kandy Tuskers.

"We are sad to announce that Chris Gayle will not be playing for us in this year's LPLT20," Tuskers tweeted without specifying the reasons for the West Indies batsman's decision.

The 41-year-old swashbuckling Jamaican holds the record for hitting the most number of sixes in the T20 format. He was recently seen in the IPL, turning up for Kings XI Punjab.

The latest developments from the LPL come a day after former Pakistan skipper Sarfraz's pullout from the franchise-based T20 tournament that is facing a host of issues including player payments and contracts.

Sarfraz was to captain the Galle Gladiators franchise.

Gayle and Plunkett were set to join former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, local icon Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep among others in the team.


The LPL is scheduled to start on November 26 with a clash between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers in Hambantota, with the final slated for December 16.


Five teams -- Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna -- will compete for the top prize in the tournament.


The Kandy franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Salman Khan's brother Sohail and will be coached by former Sri Lanka batsman Hashan Tillakaratne.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 10

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Thassim Thursday, 19 November 2020 05:17 PM

    The beginnings are always tough. Carry on LPL. There is much wait.

    De Silva Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:57 PM

    In the middle of the pandemic , the cricket organisers and players want to make millions for themselves.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:13 PM

    This was obvious, who will come to a bankrupt nation such as this who is trying to show they are wealthy.

    Jothi Sameera Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:16 PM

    LPL- Losers Premiere League

    BE FAIR Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:22 PM

    Having the LPL at this time itself is a blow. So this is imminent

    Resde Aswe Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:41 PM

    I'm sure they don't like to get paid in Rupees. (short of $$$)

    joshua Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:46 PM

    What a nonsense to have LPL at this time. Some fools have sponsored this tournament and they can sit and cry.

    Ali Thursday, 19 November 2020 08:57 PM

    Without the airport being open , Sri Lanka cricket has organised the LPL who will come and it will be a total failer

    roni Thursday, 19 November 2020 08:58 PM

    Bring in some pensioners and pay them dollars and we could portrait the village of Hambantota where cattle occupy government premises

    Proxy Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:52 PM

    Negotiations wont have gone right to Universe Boss.....


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


SLPP eats humble pie over fuel price hike statement

The statement put out by SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) General Secretar

GSP+: Isn’t there a way out?

The European Parliament’s resolution on Sri Lanka on June 10 was the second

Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

After an in-house battle among members of the top management of the Consumer

Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.