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Gayle leads star imports for delayed LPL

 Sports Desk

 Published: 04:18 PM, 20 October 2020  

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi, and Carlos Brathwaite were among 23-star imports named Tuesday for the delayed Lanka Premier League (LPL) which is scheduled to begin next month.

Each of the five LPL teams is allowed up to six foreign players and they have until November 1 to fill any remaining slots.

Meanwhile, Chris Gayle and Faf du Plessis are playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is currently taking place in the United Arab Emirates.

The 23-match T20 Sri Lanka tournament was originally scheduled for August but it was postponed twice. It moved to November 14 first and then November 21 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Players will have to go into quarantine for 14 days after arrival and the tournament, which will be played with no spectators, has been reduced from three to two venues: Kandy and Hambantota, with the final on December 13.