Pakistani pacer Sohail Tanvir is part of the Kandy Tuskers franchise.© Twitter
Pakistani pacemaker Sohail Tanvir has tested positive for the corona virus prior to the Lanka Premier League. Tanvir became the second player to test positive for the Covid-19 in the tournament upon arrival in Sri Lanka. The speedster is part of the Kandy Tuskers franchise. Sadly, @ sohailmalik614, our very own Kandy Tusker, has tested positive for # COVID19. We hope he recovers soon and is back in time for the @ LPLT20_, the franchise wrote on Twitter. Tanvir would join former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, local icon Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep among the team. His participation in the event is now in balance.
Previously, Canadian batsman Ravinderpal Singh tested positive for COVID-19. Ravinderpal was set to play for the Colombo Kings franchise, but his availability for the tournament now depends on his recovery.
LPL’s inaugural season kicks off next week despite star players including Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga and others who are withdrawing from the tournament.
In the LPL, five franchisee teams named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will compete in 23 games.
Colombo will face Kandy in LPL’s opening match at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on November 26.
There are doubleheaders every day until the semi-finals on December 13 and 14. The final will be played on December 16.
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