Afridi misses flight to SL
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who will be captaining Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020), missed his flight to Sri Lanka on Monday. As a result, Afridi could end up missing Galle Gladiators’ first match of the tournament. “Missed my flight to Colombo today morning. Nothing to worry, I’ll be reaching soon to take part in the LPL for Galle Gladiators. Look forward to joining my teammates,” Shahid Afridi tweeted.
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, Shahid Afridi will have to serve his mandatory quarantine period after he lands in Sri Lanka, which is the reason he could miss Galle Gladiators’ initial encounters in the tournament.
If Afridi isn’t able to play owing to the quarantine rules, Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be leading the franchise. Galle Gladiators had appointed Afridi as the skipper of the franchise and Rajapaksa as his deputy for LPL 2020. Galle Gladiators will take on Jaffna Stallions in their first match on 27 November.