Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has dismissed speculations concerning his participation within the Lanka Premier League, saying he hasn’t confirmed something to any league on the earth. Pathan, in a tweet, introduced that though he intends on enjoying the completely different T20 leagues internationally, nothing has been made official from his aspect to date.
“I wish to play T20 Leagues around the world in future, but at this stage I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues,” Pathan tweeted on Monday.
I want to play T20 Legues world wide in future, however at this stage I have never confirmed my availability in any Leagues.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 3, 2020
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Pathan, who introduced his retirement in January this yr, was anticipated to be one of many largest points of interest within the inaugural LPL. He was rumoured to be among the many 70 international players to have expressed curiosity in competing within the occasion beginning August 28. It was additionally reported that Pathan can be ‘put in a player draft unless one of the five franchises choose him to be a marquee player.’
“The details of the draft, and the franchise owners, are yet to be finalised and announced. SLC is also waiting on some government clearances even as it decides on franchise owners. The five franchises will represent Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna,” a report had said.
The BCCI doesn’t enable positive Indian players to participate in abroad T20 leagues however Pathan is believed to have been cleared as he has already retired. Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof had supplied so as to add Pathan’s title to the draft after a banter between them on social media. The Sri Lankan cricket board had given its approval to the event throughout its govt committee assembly on Monday.