Afridi leaves LPL 2020 midway for personal reasons

Afridi leaves LPL 2020 midway for personal reasons
Afridi leaves LPL 2020 midway for personal reasons

The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) has faced many big blows due to the several cancelations following the pandemic. Later, the auctioned players started refraining themselves for some reasons which include the names of Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, etc.

As of now, Galle Gladiators’ Shahid Afridi has bid a temporary farewell to the T20 league. He tweeted that he urgently has to leave for some personal issues and is hopeful of joining the team as soon as his matter gets resolved.

Also, earlier, he was a bit late to reach the island country missing his flight. The circulation of news is speculating Afridi’s young daughter’s illness as the reason to quit in midways

Afridi leaves LPL 2020 midway for personal reasons

“Unfortunately I have a personal emergency to attend to back home. I will return to join back my team at LPL immediately after the situation is handled. All the best,” he wrote.

However, his team, Gladiators is still struggling in the LPL 2020 and is looking ahead to their maiden win. Afridi, who was captaining the team, is now replaced by Bhanuka Rajapaksa who was originally the deputy of the team.

Bhanuka is all set to lead the team in Afridi’s absence. Here is the remaining schedule of LPL 2020:

December 3Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions3:30 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 3Dambulla Lions vs Kandy Tuskers8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 4Colombo Kings vs Jaffna Stallions8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 5Dambulla Lions vs Galle Gladiators3:30 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 5Kandy Tuskers vs Colombo Kings8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 7Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators3:30 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 7Jaffna Stallions vs Dambulla Lions8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 9Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions3:30 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 9Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Lions8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 10Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings3:30 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 10Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 11Dambulla Lions vs Colombo Kings8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 13Semifinal 18:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 14Semifinal 28:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota
December 16FINAL8:00 PMMRICS, Hambantota

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