Irfan Pathan recently tweeted that even though he intends on playing different T20 leagues across the world nothing has been made official from his side yet.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has rejected all the speculations regarding his participation in the Lankan Premier League saying he hasn’t confirmed anything to any league in the world. Pathan in the tweet announced that he intends on playing different leagues across the world, nothing has been made official from his side so far.
“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. According to a leading media report, Pathan who announced his retirement in January this year he was expected to be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural of LPL. He was also among the 70 leading foreign players who have expressed their interest in competing with each other in the event which will start from August 28.
It was also said that Irfan Pathan will be placed in the player draft unless any 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 finalized 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 stated.
The BCCI does not allow the active Indian players to take part in any of the overseas T20 leagues but Pathan is already have been cleared as he has already retired.
Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Farveez Maharoof had offered to add Pathan’s name to the draft after a banter between them on social media. The Sri Lankan cricket board had given its approval to the tournament during its executive committee meeting on Monday.