Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga Withdrew their names from LPL 2020
The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) has yet to take place. Earlier, world-renowned cricketers were withdrawing from the inaugural event. Chris Gayle of the West Indies and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka withdrew their names from LPL 2020 tournament.
“I have not played any cricket since the series against the West Indies this year,” Malinga said of his withdrawal from the LPL. Besides, I did not do any practice. When the player was drafted last month, I thought maybe at least three weeks of practice would be available. But that is not happening. Less time preparation after three days of quarantine. It is very difficult for a pace bowler to play like this. That’s why I decided not to play. ‘
Gayle was to play for the Candy Tuskers and Malinga for the Gladiators. Liam Plunkett of England was supposed to play for the Candy Tuskers, he will not play either. Candy Tuskers confirmed the matter in a tweet.
Like Gayle-Malinga-Plunkett, former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is also not playing in the opening match of the LPL. Sarfraz Ahmed also withdrew his name from LPL 2020. He was supposed to play as Gaul Gladiators. Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz is also uncertain due to the series against New Zealand.
The first edition of the LPL will start on November 26 (Thursday) and will end on December 16. Meanwhile, West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has confirmed that he will play in the LPL even if Gayle and Malinga leave.