Initially, Omar had announced Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Galle Gladiators but he had to alter his decision after the wicket-keeper batsman was named in the Pakistan squad for the tour of New Zealand.
Sri Lanka Cricket's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in collaboration with the ICC is administering the initiatives at the LPL
Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir and Canada's Ravinderpal Singh were isolated and placed under medical care Friday as their on-arrival Covid-19 tests showed they were infected, officials said.
'Why not': Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi hints at trying his hand at cricket administration in future
Afridi said he would like to take Pakistan cricket to the top and is ready to don the administrator's hat for that to happen, but not immediately.
Gayle and Plunkett's withdrawals were confirmed by their franchise Kandy Tuskers, Malinga pulled out citing "inadequate preparation time", said a report
Lasith Malinga has also expressed a desire to pull out from LPL, according to media reports.
The start of the 23-match league was put back six days to 27 November. All the games will now be behind closed doors in Hambantota.
Lanka Premier League moved up to give national team more preparation time ahead of South Africa tour, says SLC
The 23-match Twenty20 league — which will feature Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite — will now start on 26 November, one day earlier than scheduled, Sri Lanka Cricket said.
The start of the 23-match league, which will feature Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite, was put back six days to 27 November, the cricket board said.
Lanka Premier League to go ahead despite spike in number of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka, says tournament director
The tournament will also be confined to the Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium in Hambantota, instead of three venues planned earlier. Originally, the tournament was also to take place in Pallekele and Kandy.
The Kandy-based team has West Indies legend Chris Gayle, local star Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep, and England right-arm fast bowler Liam Plunkett, among others.
The tournament will be played between 21 November and 13 December at two venues — Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.
Sri Lanka's insistence on two weeks' quarantine for any visitor to the country forced the Bangladesh national team to call off its three-Test tour of the island due to start next month.
Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed to play for Galle Gladiators in Lanka Premier League
The announcement of the inclusion of Afridi and Sarfaraz in the franchise was made by Nadeem Omar, who owns Quetta Gladiators, during a reception held in Karachi on Wednesday to unveil the Galle Gladiators outfit.
The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held from 14 November to 6 December, with matches in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota.
The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held from November 14 to December 6, with matches in Dambulla, Kandy and Hambantota.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League postponed due to unavailability of players
The T20 League was scheduled to start on 28 August, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
Pathan, who announced his retirement in January this year, said he is not available at the moment
Irfan Pathan could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting 28 August.
The Sri Lankan cricket board gave its approval to the tournament during its executive committee meeting on Monday. Five teams will compete for the title over 23 games.