Shahid Afridi selected for Gaul Gladiators in the first edition of the LPL
Pakistan star cricketer Shahid Afridi has been selected as the icon of the Gaul Gladiators in the first edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League LPL. The franchise is owned by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators. LPL live streaming will start on 14 November 2020. Willow TV, Channel Eye, PTV Sports, Sony Six, Sony Ten, Star Sports are the official broadcasters of LPL 2020.
Shahid Afridi’s LPL match was confirmed at the inaugural ceremony of Gaul Gladiators. Shahid Afridi played for the Multan Sultans in the unfinished PSL earlier this year.
“We have Shahid Afridi as an iconic player,” said franchise owner Nadeem Omar at the opening ceremony of the Gall Gladiators in Karachi. It is a great honor for us that such a great servant of Pakistan cricket will represent us and we are happy to have Afridi in the Gaul (Gaul Gladiators) team.
Confirming the matter in a tweet, Shahid Afridi wrote, “I am proud to be an iconic player of Gaul Gladiators. I would like to thank Nadeem Omar Bhai and congratulate him on becoming the first Pakistani franchise owner in the LPL. I will meet all of you in Sri Lanka. ‘
Proud to be the icon player for Galle Gladiators. I want to thank Nadeem Omar bhai and also congratulate him on being the first franchise owner from Pakistan in the #LPL . I’ll be seeing you all in 🇱🇰#GalleGladiators #SriLankaCricket #IPGGroup #RoaringToGo #LankaPremierLeague
The first edition of LPL will start on November 14. Initially scheduled to start on August 31, it was postponed to November due to the Sri Lankan government’s quarantine rules and the IPL.
The 23-match tournament will be held at three international venues. The venues are Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. The other four franchises to take part in are Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Jaffna.