Within the assertion, the Gladiators introduced that the previous Pakistani skipper will likely be main the aspect within the first version of the league, which will likely be performed from November 26 to December 16 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
The T20 star will likely be assisted by native participant Bhanuka Rajapaksa because the vice-captain within the match.
Afridi changed Sarfraz Ahmed who was supposed to guide the aspect initially. The wicket-keeper batsman withdrew from the match to fulfil his nationwide obligation within the sequence in opposition to New Zealand.
Nadeem Omar, Galle Gladiators’ proprietor, was pleased with the workforce’s resolution of appointing the 40-year-old as the brand new captain. “Afridi is a global superstar and a great leader, thus he is the perfect choice to lead Galle Gladiators in LPL,” he mentioned.
“I believe Afridi’s experience will be great for all our foreign players and local Sri Lankan guys. I trust that he will be able to help us fight for the title and win it,” Omar added.
Gladiators have changed Sarfaraz Ahmad with younger Pakistan batsman Ahsan Ali whereas West Indian batsman Chadwick Walton has are available as a alternative of South African Colin Ingram, who went to play Large Bash.
The workforce will play their first match on November 27 in opposition to Jaffna Stallions.