The Galle Gladiators have fanciedLasith Malinga as their Icon player for the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020). The bowler has been exceptional in T20Is and T20s as he is the highest wicket-taker in T20I. Earlier, they had chosen Shahid Afridi as the international icon player.
Afridi, who has been auctioned for $60,000 base price, will be playing for Galle Gladiators along with Malinga, that is directly linked up with PSL’s Quetta Gladiators. Shoaib Malik, the veteran player, has been bought for $50,000 whereas Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, and Wahab Riaz are auctioned for $40,000.
LPL has auctioned twenty-four Pakistani players. With a total of 150 overseas players, the league is rescheduled for November 14 to last till December 6.
Lasith Malinga announced as an Icon Player for the Galle Gladiators
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Yasir Shah, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Sami, Umar Gul, Mohammad Abbas, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftekhar Ahmed, and Ruman Raees.
🔊🔊🔊 The going just got better for us as we announce the joining of legend #LasithMalinga as our 🇱🇰 icon player.
🎯 He is good upfront, he is even better in death overs.
🔥3️⃣9️⃣0️⃣ T20 Wickets
🌟2️⃣9️⃣5️⃣ T20 Games
🔝1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣ Most IT20 Wickets
— GalleGladiators (@GalleGladiators) October 7, 2020
Also, the tournament will be played across three venues namely Sooriyawewa, Pallekele and Dambulla, with the semi-finals and final to be played in Pallekele. The Capital city, Colombo will not host any match as it’s Khettarama stadium is still undergoing renovation.(SOurce: Crictracker)