Salman Khan’s brother, Sohail buys ‘Kandy Tuskers’ a franchise of Lankan Premier League.
Actor Salman Khan’s family has bought one of the franchises of the Lankan Premier League (LPL). The actor’s father and brother, i. e Salim Khan and Sohail Khan are a part of the association which has invested in the Kandy Tuskers team of LPL.
The tournament will now be played in the month of November. It was first scheduled in the month of August but, was postponed due to the pandemic. Five teams will be battling in the LPL for the title from November 21 to December 13.
Sohail Khan said, ” Given the players we have in our team, the league in general and the passion of the fans, which are second to none, we see a lot of potential.”
Sohail Khan is happy with the team that they have managed to put together, as earlier during the LPL auctions which were held in October, there were few confusions regarding the availability of cricketers.
“Gayle is obviously the Boss Man, but we have a very good team. Kusal Perera is our local icon and we also have Liam Plunkett, Wahab Riaz and Nuwan Pradeep among others. It is a good balance of youth and experience, ” added Sohail.
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Sohail also promised to the fans that Salman will probably attend all the Kandy Tuskers games in the Lankan Premier League.
LPL will have five teams fighting for the title, which are Kandy Tuskers (KT), Dambulla Hawks (DH), Galle Gladiators (GG), Jaffna Stallions (JS) and Colombo Kings (CK).
Along with the Sri Lankan players, few international players namely Chris Gayle (KT), Andre Russell (CK), Shahid Afridi (GG), Faf du Plessis (CK) , Liam Plunkett (KT) and Carlos Brathwaite (DH) will also be a part of tthe premier league.
Also, two Indian players- Manpreet Singh Gony and Manvinder Bisla will play for Colombo Kings in the LPL.