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Aftab Alam pulls out of Lanka Premier League

A second blow for the Dumbola Wikings as Afghan medium-fast bowler Aftab leaves the franchise after playing in only one match.

It was just a short journey for Afghan fast bowler Aftab Alam in the league as he confirmed leaving the tournament midway due to himself and his mother’s illness.

Alam, who just played in the two matches of the Lanka Premier League as informed the fans through a social media post, that he will no longer continue playing in the tournament and he is returning to Afghanistan to take care of his mother.

He wrote in his social media post, That I can to Sri Lanka and was put in quarantine for seven days but I spent nice days as I was sick so had to miss the first match for my team as well due to my sickness.

Aftab added, “I went through six COVID-19 tests and thanks to Almighty Allah that the results were negative”.

He also said that I am having a fever from the last night and hearing about my sickness my beloved mother got sick too back at home, so had to decide to leave Sri Lank, my team Dumbola and the Lanka Premier League midway to return to Afghanistan.

Aftab Alam was among seven Afghan cricketers signed by four teams to play in the Lanka Premier Leagues underway for five days in Sri Lanka.

He was signed along with Afghan All-rounder Samiullah Shinwari by Dumbola Wikings but Samiullah Shinwari has opted to skip the league due to the demise of his mother passed away last week.

The 28 years old Afghan bowler Aftab Alam could only feature in the one match for his team picking up just one wicket of Hasaranga in his 3 overs conceding 22 runs in their win against the Galle Gladiators.

Afghan fast bowler Naveen Ul Haq is currently the best and leading wicket-taker picking up the most 8 wickets in his four matches he played so far for the Kandy Tuskers.

 

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