Sri Lanka Announced 56 foreign players name for Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL)2012. Shahid Afridi* was originally supposed to be the icon player for Nagenahira but all the franchises desired to make positive their icon players were obtainable throughout the match. Due to the recently announced Australia-Pakistan series that starts on August 28th, Afridi would potentially miss the semi-finals & finals of the SLPL if his team made it that far, leaving Nagenahira without their icon player at the business finish of the match.
With the agreement of the other franchises, Afridi was released by Naganahira in to the draft, where they was subsequently signed by Ruhuna. Lasith Malinga remains Ruhuna’s icon, while Nagenahira’s icon player will be named on Friday.
Sri Lanka Cricket has named 56 foreign players who will play in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League. There’s no India or England players – apart from Azhar Mahmood – among the 56, who were picked by the seven franchises by a draft process in Colombo on Thursday.
The list is dominated by players from Australia (18) & Pakistan (13). Misbah-ul-Haq, who stepped down as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain in May & was not picked for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka that followed, was picked up by Kandurata in the draft. Mohammad Hafeez, who replaced Misbah as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, was not on the list released by Sri Lanka Cricket.
West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who has not featured in top-level cricket since May 2011, was drafted by Ruhuna.
The release made no mention of the salaries that the players will be paid. Sri Lanka’s domestic players will be drafted on Friday.
Teams of Sri Lanka Premier league (SLPL):
Basnahira XI (Western Zone): TM Dilshan
Wayamba XI (North Western Zone): Mahela Jayawardane
Ruhunu XI (Southern Zone): Sanath Jayasooriya
Kandurata XI (Central Zone): K Sangakkara
Uva XI (Uva Zone): Chaminda Vaas
Uthura Xi (Nothern Zone): Daniel Vettori
Nehenagira XI (Eastern Zone): Sahid Afridi.
The franchises’ overseas signings:
(all values in US $)
Uthura: Shakib Al Hasan (25,000), Brendan Taylor (10,000), Kevon Cooper (15,000), Imran Farhat (20,000), Fidel Edwards (20,000), David Miller (25,000), Dillon du Preez (20,000), Samuel Badree (20,000)
Nagenahira: Mitchell Marsh (30,000), Imran Nazir (20,000), Travis Birt (25,000), Ahmed Shahzad (20,000), Ben Laughlin (20,000), Elias Sunny (12,000), Musfiqur Rahim (20,000), Nasir Hossain (16,000)
Ruhuna: Shahid Afridi (50,000), Daniel Harris (30,000), Ryan Harris (30,000), Aaron Finch (30,000), Jerome Taylor (20,000), Nathan McCullum (25,000), Ryan McLaren (15,000), Richard Levi (25,000)
Wayamba: Azhar Mahmood (30,000), Umar Akmal (25,000), Tamim Iqbal (18,000), Colin Ingram (20,000), Kemar Roach (25,000), James Faulkner (25,000), Abdul Razzaq (25,000), Brad Hogg (25,000)
Kandurata: Saeed Ajmal (25,000), Misbah-ul-Haq (25,000), Sohail Tanvir (20,000), Chris Lynn (20,000), Dane Vilas (10,000), Albie Morkel (35,000), Johan Botha (25,000), Adam Voges (25,000)
Basnahira: Brad Hodge (30,000), Marlon Samuels (30,000), Daniel Smith (20,000), Dirk Nannes (35,000), Robin Peterson (20,000), Tim Southee (25,000), Clint McKay (25,000), Cameron Borgas (20,000)
Uva: Andrew McDonald (35,000), Umar Gul (25,000), Shoaib Malik (35,000), Callum Ferguson (30,000), James Franklin (30,000), Abdur Rehman (20,000), Hammad Azam (15,000), Chris Gayle (100,000).