Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has dismissed speculations relating to his participation within the Lanka Premier League, saying he hasn’t confirmed something to any league on the planet. Pathan, in a tweet, introduced that although he intends on enjoying the totally different T20 leagues internationally, nothing has been made official from his aspect thus far.
“I want to play T20 Leagues all over the world in future, however at this stage I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues,” Pathan tweeted on Monday.
I want to play T20 Legues all over the world in future, however at this stage I have not confirmed my availability in any Leagues.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 3, 2020
In response to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Pathan, who introduced his retirement in January this 12 months, 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 gamers to have expressed curiosity in competing within the occasion beginning August 28. It was additionally reported that Pathan will likely be ‘put in a participant draft except one of many 5 franchises select him to be a marquee participant.’
“The small print of the draft, and the franchise house owners, are but to be finalised and introduced. SLC can also be ready on some authorities clearances even because it decides on franchise house owners. The 5 franchises will signify Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna,” a report had acknowledged.
The BCCI doesn’t permit energetic Indian gamers 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 provided so as to add Pathan’s identify 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.