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
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.