Afridi and Gayle Top International icon players for SLPL 2012.West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi, among the biggest entertainers in the Twenty20 format, have been named the two international icon players in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League that begins August 10.Besides Afrid and Gayle, five Sri Lankan plyers would also be the icon players for their respective teams.
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle of the West Indies will brilliant in Sri Lanka’s countdown Twenty20 alliance next month, the candid lath said on Friday.The attendance of the duo, who will accompany 5 added Sri Lanka players as icons of their corresponding teams, lends the apprentice alliance some brilliant ability and has the abeyant to addition viewership.
The duo are among 56 foreign players listed to take part in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) to be held in Colombo and Pallekele from August 10-31, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.tournament which aims to challenge the success of the awful accepted Indian Premier League (IPL), does not accept any players from India or England on the account appear by the board.
But the agency includes a host of current, above and accessible players from Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, the West Indies and South Africa.
Australian Ryan Harris, South Africa’s Richard Levi and Johan Botha, Misbah-ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan and Shakib Al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh affection in the list.
The adopted players will play alongside arch Sri Lankan stars like skipper Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga for seven bigoted authorization teams.
Last anniversary Sri Lanka Cricket auctioned the seven Sri Lanka Premier League teams for an boilerplate amount of $4.3 million. A amount of Indian companies are believed to accept auspiciously bid for teams in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), highlighting the allurement of the authorization archetypal in cricket’s better bazaar admitting the BCCI’s abhorrence to acquiesce Indian players to participate.
Among the companies are the Wadhawan Group, a business amassed with interests in absolute estate, retail and education, India Cricket Dundee, an Indian fan organisation forth the curve of the Barmy Army, and the Delhi-based Rudra Group, which aswell has interests in absolute estate.
Recent media letters appropriate that all seven franchises were bought by abstruse Indian companies afterwards organisers accustomed blood-warm acknowledgment from bounded firms.
It was cryptic how abounding matches the 13 Pakistanis in the account will play back they are due to play a limited-overs alternation adjoin Australia in the United Arab Emirates from August 28 to September 10.
SLPL will run for three weeks, with the final to be captivated on August 31. There will be 24 amateur in total, breach amid Colombo and Pallekele. Teams will be accustomed a best of 18 players, out of which six can be adopted players. Teams will be accustomed play a best of four adopted players per game. Out of the actual seven players in the XI, one have to be a Sri Lanka Under-21 international.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) auctioned seven teams last week. According to the rules of the League, a team would consist of 18 players of which 6 would be International. Only 4 International players would be allowed to play in a match.