Lahore, 21st October: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz will also be in action in the Sri Lankan Premier League on behalf of Indian film stars’ franchise Candy Tuskers.
Baaghi TV: According to the Times Of India, the family of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has bought the Candy Tuskers franchise in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), a tournament which is scheduled to start on November 21.
Salman Khan’s younger brother Sohail Khan and father, famous scriptwriter Saleem Khan, is part of the consortium. Sohail Khan says there will be many star cricketers in the Sri Lankan Premier League, fans are eagerly awaiting thrilling matches.
The Gail franchise in the LPL is owned by the same consortium that runs the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, it is not yet clear who owns the other teams.
According to the Times of India, LPL has two other consortiums based in India and one based in Sri Lanka which has selected the teams. Former Sri Lankan all-rounder and commentator Russell Arnold has been linked to a Sri Lankan consortium.
The Dubai-based Innovative Production Group (IPG) was awarded marketing and organization rights to LPL in August this year, with the first tournament scheduled for September. However, the tournament had to be postponed due to an epidemic. According to records, the IPG is headed by Anil Mohan, an Indian from the United Arab Emirates.
Mohan also confirmed the participation of Saleem Khan’s family in the LPL and said, “They have not only added glamour to the entire event but they are also committed to the game.”
The Lanka Premier League is scheduled from November 21 to December 13, 2020.
Shoaib Malik (Jaffna Stalins), David Miller and Carlos Brathwaite (Dambulla Hawks), Andre Ross-L, Faf du Plessis, Angelo Mathews (Colombo Kings) are some of the other big names who will be part of the 2020 Lanka Premier League.
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