After a nearly eight-years wait, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board is once again is gearing to resume its T20 Cricket League (LPL), where seven Afghan players have been selected among the foreigners.
Karim Sadiq, Aftab Alam, and Samiullah Shinwari are reportedly the latest addition to the league for different teams to play in this year’s Lanka Premier League.
Former dashing wicket-keeper batsman Karim Sadiq has left Kabul today for Sri Lanka to participate in the league kick off next week.
Opener Hazratullah Zazai, Pacer Nawin-ul-Haq, Wicket-Keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gorbez and leg-spin sensation Qais Ahmadzai are the other Afghan already signed for the league and has
joined their teams in Sri Lanka.
Hazratullah Zazai is the only Afghan player to be paid $40000 while the remaining others to get $20000 each.
The Lanka Premier League LPL has been rescheduled repeatedly due to COVID-19 as a total of 23 matches will be played in the four major cities of the country.
It has been reported that the selected players for the league will be paid between $10000 to $60000 and the local 10 Iconic Sri Lankan cricketers to be paid the highest $60000 each.
It should be remembered that the Lanka Premier League was held in 2011 where the UWA Next cricket team was crowned champion of the inaugural edition and then the league has been canceled due to administrative and financial problems.
New Zealand’s Jacob Orum was the leading wicket-taker with 15 and Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan Munawara was the best batsman of the league with the most 212 runs at the end.