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Faf du Plessis joins Colombo Kings in Lanka Premier League

20 October 2020 - 09:56 By Reuters
Faf du Plessis is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League that is ongoing and being played in the United Arab Emirates.
Faf du Plessis is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League that is ongoing and being played in the United Arab Emirates.
Image: Action Images via Reuters/Rogan Ward

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell have been selected as the Colombo Kings' overseas marquee players for next month's inaugural Lanka Premier League.

Led by Australian Dav Whatmore, who coached Sri Lanka to Cricket World Cup glory in 1996, Colombo also picked up former Lanka captain Angelo Mathews in an online draft late on Monday.

The five-team Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka was scheduled to be held in August-Septmeber but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will now take place from November 21 to December 13 in Kandy and Hambantota.

West Indies players Chris Gayle (Kandy Tuskers) and Carlos Brathwaite (Dambulla Hawks), South African David Miller (Dambulla) and Pakistanis Shahid Afridi (Galle Gladiators) and Shoaib Malik (Jaffna Stallions) are among the other top foreign players who have signed up for the tournament. 


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